Expansion of telehealth services in Medicaid and Medicare

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On October 14, 2020, CMS expanded the list of telehealth services that Medicare Fee-For-Service will pay for during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (PHE). CMS is also providing additional support to state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies in their efforts to expand access to … Read More

CMS announcements: Resumption of routine inspections and updated guidance to states

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Late in the day Monday, August 17, 2020, CMS posted this Press Release.  The full title is: CMS Announces Resumption of Routine Inspections of All Provider and Supplies, Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance to States and Posts Toolkit to Assist Nursing Homes; subtitle: Guidance outlines recommendations to state agencies on Clinical Laboratory Improvement … Read More

COVID-19 information/resource updates … week of August 10, 2020

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COVID-19 Nursing Home Data has been updated again.  Currently on display is data for week ending August 2, 2020. Iowa Guidance on Phased Easing of Restrictions for Long-Term Care Facilities was most recently updated on August 10, 2020.  Prior to that, the guidance carried an update of June 30, 2020. The June … Read More