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The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the Physician Compare 30-day preview period is officially open. Physicians can ...
A recent Joint Commission blog post highlights strategies to prevent surgical fires . According to the new blog post, Only You Can Prevent Surgical Fires, of 65 ...
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), through their Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), recently mailed letters to all Medicare ...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has unveiled the newly designed Medicare card. The new Medicare card contains a unique, ...
In addition, approval by the Medicare administrative contractor of an enrollment application does not convey hospital status for CMS purposes. Hospital status is ...
Hurricane Harvey made landfall between Port Aransas and Port O'Connor, Texas on August 25, 2017, causing 300000 persons to lose power. When power ...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reminding health care providers that using thermoregulation devices during surgery, including forced air ...
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued a memorandum alerting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to the preliminary results of their ...
Resources: * Customizable Documents * EMTALA Medical Screening Exam (08- 23-17) * External Links * CMS State Operations Manual Appendix V ...
In June of this year, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) entered into an almost two million dollar settlement with AnMed Health in Anderson, South Carolina, the ...
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provided notifications to facilities that were determined to be non-compliant with Hospice Quality ...
CMS adopted the 2012 edition of the NFPA Life Safety Code (LSC), which includes requirements for the maintenance, inspection, and testing of fire doors and ...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State and Local Health Departments, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating an ...
... information to their Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) via the Internet- based Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) or the CMS ...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued three final rules outlining 2018 Medicare payment rates for skilled nursing facilities, hospice, ...
The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a clarification on the provision of services for Community Mental Health Centers ...
As StayAlert! has previously reported, the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) is removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards to help ...
On July 13, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that includes proposals to update payment policies, payment ...
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently transitioned from annual to monthly Work Plan updates to ensure that it more closely aligns with the work planning ...
CMS imposes two types of CMPs, Per Day and Per Instance: * Per Day CMPs are divided into lower and upper level ranges. The upper level range CMPs must ...
In a recent memorandum, CMS clarifies that, pursuant to the above regulatory exclusion, surveyors should not cite ESRD facilities for a failure to conduct routine, ...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its proposed rule that updates payment rates and policy changes in the Hospital Outpatient ...
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a notice of extension for the effective date of the final rule implementing changes to ...
Signature on First Page: The Laboratory Director or Provider/Supplier Representative's signature is still required on the first page of the CMS Form 2567 for the ...
Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals receiving Medicare reimbursement are required to deliver the Important Message from Medicare (IM), CMS-R-193 to all ...
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