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February 17, 2017
Congressman Tom Price, MD, (R-GA) was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 52-47 to service as the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Secretary Price is an orthopedic surgeon that has been in support of repealing the...
February 1, 2017
Are you clear on which pneumococcal vaccine is appropriate for your patients or loved ones? Hi – I’m Christopher Laxton, Executive Director of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The CDC recommends that all adults 65 years...
February 3, 2017
As of July 1, 2016, electronic submission of staffing data through the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) is mandatory for all long-term care facilities. You have up to 45 days after the end of the quarter to submit data for Federal Fiscal Quarter 1 (...
February 3, 2017
This week, the Society worked with the Observation Status Coalition to submit a question during the Senate Finance Committee’s confirmation hearing for Representative Tom Price (R-GA), nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Senator...
February 3, 2017
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced a bill and a resolution that would prevent the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) process from moving forward. The resolution comes before the February 1st statutory deadline required to discontinue the...
January 27, 2017
This week, two pieces of legislation were introduced as replacements for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced the Patient Freedom...
January 20, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the second annual release of the Skilled Nursing Facility Public Use File (Skilled Nursing Facility PUF) with data for 2014. The Skilled Nursing Facility PUF presents summarized...
December 16, 2016
Enacted August 6, 2015, the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act (NOTICE Act) requires hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) to provide notification to individuals receiving observation services as...
December 2, 2016
This week, President-Elect Trump announced that Congressman Tom Price, MD, (R-GA) will become the next Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary. Dr. Price is an orthopedic surgeon and has served in the House of Representatives for 14 years,...
November 30, 2016
For the month of December only, take 20% off of Immunizations in the Long-Term Care Setting and Influenza Immunization and the Health Care Worker (DVD) . Use code 122016 at checkout. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recommends a...