OIG Releases a New Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on Medicare Beneficiaries in Nursing Homes

A new report from OIG shows the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Medicare beneficiaries in U.S. nursing homes in 2020. It provides objective, standardized data based on Medicare claims for beneficiaries in nursing homes throughout the country. Until

Updated PEPPER Retrieval Maps Allow Comparison By State

The PEPPER Team has updated the maps that display the PEPPER retrieval rates for PEPPERs accessed via the PEPPER Resources Portal for each state/territory. Percentages reflect the PEPPER release that was completed July 29, 2020, for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), critical

Applicability of Reporting Requirements for Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, Long-Term Care Hospitals, and Skilled Nursing Facilities Affected by the California and Oregon Wildfires

CMS is granting exceptions under certain Medicare quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs to home health agencies, hospices, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities located in areas affected by the California and Oregon Wildfires due to