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NY Gov. Cuomo Proposes Expanded Telehealth Access
January 13, 2021 | Eric D. Fader | Behavioral Health | Legislation and Public Policy | Medicare and Medicaid | Nursing Homes | Telehealth
In his 2021 State of the State Address on January 10, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced legislation to expand access to telehealth. The proposals will adjust reimbursement incentives to encourage telehealth, relax or eliminate outdated regulatory restrictions on the delivery of telehealth services, and establish training programs for patients and providers and other programs …
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NY Updates Guidance for Nursing Home Visits
December 21, 2020 | Wendy Hoey Sheinberg | Stephanie R. Yafeh | Legislation and Public Policy | Nursing Homes
Spending time with family is always important, especially during the holiday season. The holidays are different this year, due to the pandemic, and spending time with loved ones in skilled nursing facilities requires additional planning. In response to recent spikes in Covid-19 cases in skilled nursing facilities, the New York Department of Health in November …
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New Relief Funds; Eased Lending Terms for Accelerated Payments
October 30, 2020 | Rivkin Rounds Staff | Behavioral Health | Hospitals | Legislation and Public Policy | Medicare and Medicaid | Nursing Homes
An October 22 article in Part B News, “Welcome third round HHS relief funds, eased lending terms for accelerated payments,” discussed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Accelerated and Advance Payment Program (recently discussed here) and the Department of Health and Human Services’ CARES Act Provider Relief Program (recently discussed here). Rivkin Radler’s Eric …
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Health Providers Get More Time to Repay Medicare Loans
October 15, 2020 | Rivkin Rounds Staff | Hospitals | Legislation and Public Policy | Medicare and Medicaid | Nursing Homes
On October 8, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new details on repayment terms for the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments Program, a loan program that sent aid to Medicare Part A providers and certain Part B suppliers to help the ease the financial burdens caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. CMS also …
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COVID-19-Related Immunity for Facilities and Providers Clawed Back
August 25, 2020 | Ashley (Osadon) Algazi | Hospitals | Legislation and Public Policy | Nursing Homes
Earlier this month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill to limit the scope of immunity for healthcare facilities (including nursing homes and hospitals) and healthcare professionals for future non-COVID-19 related services. The bill reversed protections that had been included in a state budget bill at the height of New York’s coronavirus …
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Time to Prepare for Possible Medicaid Home Care Changes
July 9, 2020 | Wendy Hoey Sheinberg | Home Health | Legislation and Public Policy | Medicare and Medicaid | Nursing Homes
Community Medicaid Services will undergo a significant change on October 1, 2020, due to the passage of the New York State Budget Bill (“2020 Bill”). Although many of the changes in the 2020 Bill are subject to federal approval, this bulletin will offer an overview of what might be affected. You can take steps now …
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CMS Updates Status of Provider Assistance Programs
April 28, 2020 | Margarita Christoforou | Hospitals | Legislation and Public Policy | Medicare and Medicaid | Nursing Homes
On April 26, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will no longer accept new applications from physician practices, medical equipment suppliers, and other providers for its Advance Payment Program. CMS will continue to accept applications from hospitals for loans under its Accelerated Payment Program but will be reevaluating the amounts …
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CMS Pays Out $51B Under Accelerated and Advance Payment Program
April 20, 2020 | Eric D. Fader | Hospitals | Legislation and Public Policy | Medicare and Medicaid | Nursing Homes
On April 7, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that it had paid out over $34 billion under the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program to healthcare providers affected by the coronavirus public health emergency. Two days later, the figure had grown to $51 billion. CMS announced an expansion of the program on …
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Seeking a Lifeline: COVID-19 Loans, Advance Payment on Offer
April 16, 2020 | Eric D. Fader | Employer/Employee | Hospitals | Legislation and Public Policy | Medicare and Medicaid | Nursing Homes
An April 13 article in Part B News, “Seeking a lifeline: COVID-19 loans, advance payments on offer, but watch terms,” discussed programs under which healthcare providers can seek financial assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, including Medicare’s Accelerated and Advance Payment Program and the U.S. Small Business Association’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Rivkin Radler’s Robert Iseman …
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CMS Expands Accelerated and Advance Payment Program to Assist Providers
April 1, 2020 | Margarita Christoforou | Hospitals | Legislation and Public Policy | Medicare and Medicaid | Nursing Homes
As healthcare providers continue to fight the coronavirus outbreak, many practices are suffering major disruptions due to the cancellation of elective surgeries and office visits, among other things. In an effort to lessen the financial hardships facing these providers, on March 28 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an expansion of its …
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