Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72781
Ranking Member Tim Scott (R - S.C.) sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) calling for improvements in Medicaid HCBS. The letter asks CMS to describe their efforts to combat fraud and their efforts to create a set of standard quality measures.
The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services released a report that profiled the 10 states with the greatest change in Long-Term Services and Support (LTSS) system balancing. The report highlights characteristics of the 10 states and compares their change in LTSS system balancing with other states and provides a national overview on LTSS system balancing. State profiles consist of characteristics and strategies states utilized in their progress towards rebalancing their LTSS systems.
Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71673
CMS released a bulletin addressing frequently asked questions regarding Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) requirements to beneficiaries receiving in-home care. This bulletin responds to questions surrounding beneficiaries with live-in caregivers, services delivered partially in the beneficiary's home, the provision of medical supplies, equipment, and appliances as a component of the Medicaid home health benefit, and the use of web-based timesheets as an EVV method.
Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71661
CMS published a proposed rule to revise the current federal nursing home regulations and a final arbitration rule. Consumer Voice has released a side-by-side comparison chart of the current and the newly released proposed rules, as well as the final arbitration rules.
Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71655
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began the Financial Alignment Demonstration in 2013 to improve care coordination. GAO was asked to examine care coordination under this demonstration. On January 19, The Government Accountability Office publicly released a report with their recommendations for CMS. GAO recommends that CMS develop new measures and align the current measures to improve oversight of care coordination.
Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/67285