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Discharge Planning Proposed Rule Focuses on Patient Preferences

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed to revise the discharge planning requirements that hospitals, including long-term care hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation facilities, critical access hospitals, and home health agencies, must meet in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
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MEDICARE PROPOSES NEW RULES FOR NOTIFYING BENEFICIARIES OF THEIR RIGHT TO LODGE QUALITY OF CARE COMPLAINTS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule today that would require most Medicare-participating providers and suppliers to give Medicare beneficiaries written notice about their right to contact a Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) with concerns about the quality of care they receive under the Medicare program.
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CMS ADMINISTRATOR TOM SCULLY TO STEP DOWN DEC. 15

CMS Administrator Tom Scully announced today he will resign effective Dec. 15, following three years at the helm of the nation’s second and third-largest domestic programs, Medicare and Medicaid.
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