Member Updates: CMS Updates Nursing Home Care Compare Staffing and Quality Measures; Mass Senior Care Testifies at Joint Public Health Committee Hearing on Certified Medication Aide Bills; DPH Issues Data Brief on Trends in Nursing Facility Resident Falls
At Mass Senior Care’s request for the benefit of membership, on August 16th EOHHS issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit relevant information from nursing facilities to enable MassHealth to create enhanced rates to serve these populations.
Member Updates: Governor Healey Files FY23 Closeout Budget: Includes Proposed Repeal of REDCap COVID-19 Reporting Requirements; Public Health Council Approves Changes to COVID-19 Vaccination Regulation for Health Care Personnel; Hurricane Lee Preparations; EOEA to Host Quarterly Conference Call with Assisted Living Residences (ALRs); Final Chance to Register for Important Labor Law Update
The DPH is inviting nursing facilities to an upcoming virtual summit discussing the IPRO QIN-QIO’s Nursing Home Naloxone Policy and Procedure Toolkit, hosted by Abt Associates and their partner, Healthcentric Advisors.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted a number of updated Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting (SNF QRP) manuals and other measure calculation resources on the Agency’s SNF QRP Measures and Technical Information webpage.
Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) Commissioner Geoffrey Snyder today announced that preliminary revenue collections for August totaled $2.429 billion, $172 million or 6.6% less than actual collections in August 2022.
Member Updates: CMS Issues Proposed HPPD Rule; Use of Graduate Nurses and Nursing Students in Last Semester of School; MassHealth Provider Profile Update Instruction Guide Now Available; MassHealth PASRR Portal Update
With Fall right around the corner, now is the time to register for important clinical and regulatory programs. Mass Senior Care has a robust calendar of webinars/seminars planned for the planned for the upcoming months, please see the program offerings below and register now.
Attorney General Andrea Campbell announced the creation of a new Elder Justice Unit within the agency and has appointed Mary Freely to lead the Unit, which will focus on promoting the safety and welfare of the state's elderly population