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(CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule: Key Provisions Impacting Clinical Social Workers

Social Work Blog

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) issued on July 16 includes a variety of provisions that are relevant to clinical social workers (CSWs) who are participating providers in Medicare. clinical assessments, consultation, therapeutic care etc.)

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CMS Creates Additional Place of Service Code for Telehealth

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Following a recent update from the Center for Medicare, and Medicaid Services (CMS), NASW has received multiple inquiries regarding telehealth place of service codes (POS) for Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance companies.

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Update: Nursing Home Visitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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On November 12, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released updated guidance to Medicare- and Medicaid-certified long-term care (LTC) facilities (commonly known as nursing homes) regarding visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Center for Medicare Advocacy. November 12 Guidance.

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Update: CMS Guidance for Nursing Home Visitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Social Work Blog

On November 12, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released updated guidance to Medicare- and Medicaid-certified long-term care (LTC) facilities (commonly known as nursing homes) regarding visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Center for Medicare Advocacy. November 12 Guidance.

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Home Health CoPs Update: New Opportunities for OTs

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OTs working in home health can initiate the start of care in more situations beginning in 2022 under changes to the Medicare conditions of participation (CoPs). Under previous rules, an OT was not authorized by Medicare to conduct an initial assessment in home health. OTs Can Conduct Medicare Initial Assessment.

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Home Health Agencies Face Growing Competition as Value-Based Purchasing Expands Nationally

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With the successes reaped during the pilot of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) program, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) aims to accelerate the results nationwide. It’s a zero-sum game,” said SimiTree Director of Operations Consulting John Rabbia, PT, PT, MS, MBA, COS-C, at the Relias webinar.

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New Peripartum Depression Study Shows Gap Between Screening and Outcomes

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On the personal side, I want to raise awareness about the role that nurses and others play in effective screening and diagnosis for treating pregnant and post-pregnant women with PPD and PPD risks β€” and also, planning and arranging follow-up care or obtaining consultations prior to being discharged home.