Topic: Issue Brief

May 2018 – Recent Policy Changes Relating to Medicare Advantage & Other Issues

Policy Changes related to Medicare Advantage (MA); Proposed Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Rule; Home Health Update; More

March 2018 – Tipping the Scales Toward Medicare Advantage & Other Issues

The Federal Budget & Omnibus Bill; Tipping the Scales Toward Medicare Advantage (MA); Budget Act of 2018; More

January 2018 – Medicare Appeals & Other Issues

Expedited v. Standard Appeals – Not Knowing the Difference Can Cost You Your Appeal Rights; Federal Budget, Medicare Extenders, CHIP Reauthorization; Proposed Part C & D Rule for CY 2019; More

November 2017 – Medicare Enrollment & Other Issues

CMS Steering People to Medicare Advantage; More Enrollment News; Affordable Care Act Updates; Litigation Updates; More.

September 2017 – Jimmo Implementation Update & Other Issues

The Improvement Standard and Jimmo v. Sebelius; Home Health Access; the Federal Health Care Landscape, and More.

The Home Care Crisis: An Elder Justice Issue

CMS rules and policies are resulting in neglected care and endangered safety for some Medicare beneficiaries. While Medicare home health coverage laws apply equally to all individuals, equitable application of coverage laws has been impeded by administrative payment rules and quality measure incentives that favor beneficiaries who have short-term care needs and disfavor those with long-term, chronic care needs.

July 2017 – Update on Health Reform & Other Issues

An update on the the devastation that would be caused by the Senate's health care repeal bill and the President's proposed budget, and more.

Medicare Home Health Coverage Should Be Based on the Need for Skilled Care – Improvement Is Not Required

CMA Issue Brief - Medicare Home Health Coverage Should Be Based on the Need for Skilled Care;
Improvement Is Not Required.

May 2017 – House Passes AHCA, Updates on Home Health, SGD’s & Other Issues

House Passes AHCA, Updates on Home Health, SGD's & Other Issues

Brief Description of Medicare Home Health Coverage Under the Medicare Act

This is Part Two of a Ten-Part CMA Issue Brief Series to examine, and inform work to resolve, the growing crisis in access to Medicare home health coverage and necessary care.

Overview: The Crisis in Medicare Home Health Coverage and Access to Care

Today the Center for Medicare Advocacy launches a Ten-Part Series to examine and continue work to resolve the growing crisis in access to Medicare home health coverage and necessary care.

Federal Initiatives that May Affect Nurse Staffing Levels

Have regulatory changes at the federal level, while not specifically directed at the goal of increasing nurse staffing, actually led, or may potentially lead, to improved staffing levels at nursing facilities?

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