Category Archives: CMS News

HHQI and the Proposed Conditions of Participation

by: Misty Kevech, HHQI RN Project Coordinator The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed changes of the Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoP) on October 6, 2014. These are the first proposed changes since 1989 and … Continue reading

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Medicare and Medicaid Forty-nine Years and Stronger

Today marks the 49th anniversary of the signing of Medicare and Medicaid into law.  More than 52 million people are now covered by Medicare and more than 60 million people by Medicaid.  These programs have improved the length as well … Continue reading

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CMS to Add 5-Star Ratings to Healthcare, including Home Health

Do you pick restaurants and hotels by their star ratings?  You want the best or at least know what you are getting, right? Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be expanding the 5-Star Rating system for healthcare. Currently, … Continue reading

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