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CMS issues proposed rule regarding discharge planning requirements

USA - November 2 2015 October 29, 2015, CMS released a Proposed Rule that would revise discharge planning requirements for hospitals. CMS released the proposed revisions…

CMS releases Medicare equity plan to reduce health disparities

USA - September 14 2015 September 8, 2015, the CMS Office of Minority Health unveiled the CMS Equity Plan for Improving Quality in Medicare (Equity Plan), the first plan…

GAO releases report on improving eligibility verification of providers and suppliers

USA - July 27 2015 On July 21, 2015, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report titled "Additional Actions Needed to Improve Eligibility Verification…

CMS releases Medicaid managed care Proposed Rule

USA - June 2 2015 On May 26, 2015, CMS issued a proposed rule that aims to update Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care plans (Proposed…

Senate Finance Committee holds hearing regarding Medicare appeals backlog

USA - May 4 2015 On April 28, 2015, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing titled "Creating a More Efficient and Level Playing Field: Audit and Appeals Issues in…