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CMS Issues Proposed SNF PPS Rule, Seeks Payment Reform Ideas

Proposal sets rates and makes further adjustments to quality reporting and value based payment programs.

May 1, 2017


I-SNP Learning Opportunity

I-SNPs can be a source of improvement in resident care coordination and revenue. An audio conference scheduled for March 1st will help members gauge which homes are good candidates for I-SNP agreements and learn how to make the most of this opportunity. 

February 17, 2017


IMPACT Act Learning Opportunity

The Medicare Learning Network has scheduled an educational session on the IMPACT Act requirements.

February 3, 2017


Medicare Premiums and Deductibles Announced

CMS has published the 2017 premium and deductible amounts for Medicare Parts A and B.

November 15, 2016


CMS Holding Call on Physician Payment Rule

Final Quality Payment Program Rule to be discussed on Nov. 15th audioconference.

October 25, 2016


Social Security Benefit to Increase by 0.3 Percent

The Social Security Administration has confirmed that the 2017 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries will be 0.3 percent.

October 21, 2016


LeadingAge NY Analysis of SNF PPS Final Rule

Memo lists Medicare Part A rates effective October 2017 and provides updates on other CMS initiatives included in the Final Rule.

August 29, 2016


CMS to Increase SNF Rates by 2.4 Percent

Final Medicare SNF payment rule also addresses value-based purchasing and quality reporting.

August 9, 2016


CMS Proposes 2017 Medicare Part B Rates

Proposed rule containing the Physician Fee Schedule that governs Medicare Part B therapy rates was published July 15th.  

July 18, 2016


Medicare Cost Reports Due Date Approaching

Providers with low Medicare utilization should consider applying for a waiver that would simplify their reporting requirements.

May 10, 2016
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