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CMS Issues Implementation Instructions Regarding Long Term Care Hospital Certification Moratorium

On October 10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memorandum to State Survey Agency directors regarding implementation of a moratorium on the establishment of new long term care hospitals (LTCHs) and LTCH satellites as we… Read More
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California Implements Provider Enrollment Fingerprinting Requirements Effective October 2

On September 10, 2104, the California Department of Health Care Services (“DHCS”) announced that it will implement federal requirements for fingerprinting in the Medi-Cal provider enrollment process starting October 2, 2014. This new process impl… Read More
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Health Reform Changes Medi-Cal Enrollment Processes for 2013

California Medi-Cal enrollment has undergone significant changes, effective January 1, 2013. The California Department of Healthcare Services (“DHCS”) implemented new Medicaid enrollment requirements as part of the Patient Protection and… Read More
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Medicaid Enrollment Update

This piece is part of a series that will appear in the RAP Sheet over its next several issues that summarizes hot topics in Medicaid enrollment on a state-by-state basis. In this issue, we bring you California, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and… Read More
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Brace for the Transition — Enrollment Tips; CMS Changes California MAC Award Contract From Palmetto GBA to Noridian

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently announced that it awarded Noridian Administrative Services the contract for administration of Medicare Part A and Part B fee-for-service claims for California, Nevada, Hawaii and t… Read More
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Medicare-Enrolled Providers and Suppliers to Revalidate by 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has begun the process of revalidating most Medicare provider and supplier enrollments, which must be completed by 2015. This effort began making waves in the provider and supplier community… Read More
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CMS Finalizes 2012 Skilled Nursing Facility Payment Changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized changes for Medicare skilled nursing facility (SNF) payments for calendar year (CY) 2012. The final rule will be published in the August 8, 2011, Federal Register. CMS finalized an 11.1… Read More
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CMS Releases New Medicare Enrollment Forms

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published revised Medicare enrollment forms for all provider and supplier types. The new forms list an effective date of July 1, 2011, but were not available on the CMS website until July 5,… Read More
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CMS Proposes 2012 Home Health Agency Payment Changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes for Medicare home health agency (HHA) payments for calendar year (CY) 2012. The proposed rule, which was published in the July 12, 2011, Federal Register, results in a net 3.35%… Read More
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CMS Issues Proposed 2012 Physician Fee Schedule

On July 1, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued proposed payment rate and policy changes for the Medicare physician fee schedule that would go into effect for calendar year (CY) 2012. The proposed rule will be published… Read More
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