Submit your PBJ data by Feb. 5 to enter to win!

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Submit your PBJ data by Feb. 5 for a chance to win a $100 Target gift card Don’t forget: The upcoming PBJ deadline is Sunday, Feb. 14. The clock is ticking! Don’t wait until last minute to submit your PBJ files… it’s not worth risking an automatic one-star rating. Need … Read More

Connecting people with data

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On January 15, 2021, CMS released a monthly update of data that provides a snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 on the Medicare population. The updated data show over 1.9 million COVID-19 cases among the Medicare population and over 493,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations.  The updated snapshot covers the period from January … Read More

Recent additions to OIG work plan

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OIG updates this dynamic, web-based Work Plan monthly to ensure that it more closely aligns with the work planning process. The monthly update includes the addition of newly initiated Work Plan items, which can be found on the Recently Added Items page. Beginning in January 2020, completed Work Plan items will remain … Read More

Five-Star User’s Guide updated

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CMS posted an updated Five-Star User’s Guide on Friday, January 15, 2021.  I’ve italicized and underlined the key changes in each of the 3 areas of January 2021 Revisions (in the updated 29-page guide itself, all such verbiage found on page 2 is italicized). Health Inspection Rating Changes: Beginning with … Read More