MLN Connects for Thursday, August 20, 2020

Routine Provider Inspections Resume

MLN Connects® for Thursday, August 20, 2020

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* CMS Announces Resumption of Routine Inspections of All Provider and Suppliers, Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance to States, and Posts Toolkit to Assist Nursing Homes
*Reduce Provider Burden: Electronic Medical Documentation Interoperability Pilot Program


*CMS-CDC Fundamentals of COVID-19 Prevention for Nursing Homes: New Format

MLN Matters® Articles

* New COVID-19 Policies for Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Hospitals, Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) due to Provisions of the CARES Act— Revised


* Enhancing RN Supervision of Hospice Aide Services


* Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Provision (June 2020)