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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and State Survey Agencies (SSAs) are conducting targeted infection control surveys of select home health and hospice providers to ensure providers are following proper infection control practices during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Organizations are being identified for the surveys through collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).

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News on CMS New Medicare Cards

 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that they have completed the mailing of new Medicare cards for Waves 1, 2 and 3.  This includes:  Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Alaska, American Samoa, California, Guam, Hawaii, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  Read more:

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Home Healthcare Industry Lamenting the Return of the Unpopular “Pre-Claim Review Demonstration"

Scores of industry notables and shareholders within the home health care industry are preparing themselves for another conflict over Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (PCRD), the ever controversial initiative spearheaded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). While its original intent was reducing fraud and improper billing in the home health care spectrum, the unpopularity of the policy is consistent, based on its mandate to providers to send in claims for processing much earlier in the care process to increase the likelihood of them meeting requirements.