8/5/22 – Weekly Covid-19 Update

Welcome to CHAP’s COVID-19 Update   In this “one-stop shop” update, CHAP will provide a roundup of important COVID-19 information from various federal sources.   All health care providers should be monitoring COVID-19 incidence rates in their state/county on an ongoing basis.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC provides weekly data about case rates, deaths, testing and vaccine administration on their COVID tracker webpage.     This week’s updates:   CDC Data:             [...]

By |2022-08-05T09:01:32-04:00August 5th, 2022|Covid-19 Weekly|0 Comments

7/22/22 – Weekly Covid-19 Update

CHAP’s COVID-19 Weekly Update In this “one-stop-shop” update, CHAP will provide a roundup of important COVID-19 information from various federal sources. All health care providers should be monitoring COVID-19 incidence rates in their state/county on an ongoing basis.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC provides weekly data about case rates, deaths, testing, and vaccine administration on their COVID tracker webpage.   CDC Data   COVID-19 Variants by region   Variant Types – Map key   CDC and other [...]

By |2022-07-22T11:18:32-04:00July 22nd, 2022|Covid-19 Weekly|0 Comments

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Exposed Health Equity in Medicare

Prepare Now for Health Equity Requirements in the Pipeline Background Equity and disparity have been ongoing issues in healthcare for years. But it took the COVID-19 pandemic to bring it into the spotlight at a federal level as a quality-of-care concern. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a Preliminary Medicare COVID-19 Data Snapshot in June 2020, which included a facts sheet of aggregate data and visuals from Medicare Fee-for-Service claims data, Medicare Advantage encounter data, and Medicare [...]

By |2022-07-19T14:45:46-04:00July 19th, 2022|CHAP eNews|0 Comments

7/15/22 – Weekly Covid-19 Update

CHAP’s COVID-19 Weekly Update In this “one-stop-shop” update, CHAP will provide a roundup of important COVID-19 information from various federal sources. All health care providers should be monitoring COVID-19 incidence rates in their state/county on an ongoing basis.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC provides weekly data about case rates, deaths, testing, and vaccine administration on their COVID tracker webpage.   CDC Data   COVID-19 Variants by region   Variant Types – Map key   CDC and other [...]

By |2022-07-15T11:39:30-04:00July 15th, 2022|Covid-19 Weekly|0 Comments

7/8/22 – Weekly Covid-19 Update

CHAP’s COVID-19 Weekly Update In this “one-stop-shop” update, CHAP will provide a roundup of important COVID-19 information from various federal sources. All health care providers should be monitoring COVID-19 incidence rates in their state/county on an ongoing basis.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC provides weekly data about case rates, deaths, testing, and vaccine administration on their COVID tracker webpage.   CDC Data   COVID-19 Variants by region   Variant Types – Map key   CDC and other [...]

By |2022-07-08T12:15:13-04:00July 8th, 2022|Covid-19 Weekly|0 Comments

6/24/22 – Weekly Covid-19 Update

CHAP’s COVID-19 Weekly Update In this “one-stop-shop” update, CHAP will provide a roundup of important COVID-19 information from various federal sources. All health care providers should be monitoring COVID-19 incidence rates in their state/county on an ongoing basis.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC provides weekly data about case rates, deaths, testing, and vaccine administration on their COVID tracker webpage.   CDC Data   COVID-19 Variants by region   Variant Types – Map key     CDC and [...]

By |2022-07-08T12:02:29-04:00June 24th, 2022|Covid-19 Weekly|0 Comments

CMS Posts Home Health Proposed Payment Update Rule

CMS posted the proposed home health payment update rule on the Federal Register Public Inspection desk on June 17, 2022. The rule will be posted in the Federal Register on June 23. 2022. Medicare Program 2023 Home Health Prospective Payment System Summary of the rule: The proposed rule includes proposals and routine updates to the Medicare Home Health PPS and the home infusion therapy services’ payment rates for CY 2023, in accordance with existing statutory and regulatory requirements. CMS estimates [...]

By |2022-07-08T12:02:10-04:00June 21st, 2022|CHAP eNews|0 Comments

6/17/22 – Weekly Covid-19 Update

CHAP’s COVID-19 Weekly Update In this “one-stop-shop” update, CHAP will provide a roundup of important COVID-19 information from various federal sources. All health care providers should be monitoring COVID-19 incidence rates in their state/county on an ongoing basis.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC provides weekly data about case rates, deaths, testing, and vaccine administration on their COVID tracker webpage.   CDC Data COVID-19 Variants by region   Variant Types – Map key     CMS Posts Update [...]

By |2022-06-29T10:47:13-04:00June 17th, 2022|Covid-19 Weekly|0 Comments

From Virtual Selling to “In Real Life” #IRL

Everyone has had their fair share of COVID and how it affected us not only on a personal level but on a professional level as well. We have found that some professionals are having difficulties transitioning back to #IRL. Let's talk about the last two years through the lens of a business development professional and a few essential action items you can execute to drive results.   Pre-pandemic Life What were your sales strategies pre-pandemic? We had open access to [...]

By |2022-07-28T16:23:40-04:00June 16th, 2022|CHAP eNews|0 Comments

CMS Issues Mandatory Vaccine Survey Guidance

CMS Posts Update - Surveys for compliance with Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements CMS’s Quality, Safety & Oversight Group posted a Memo on June 14, 2022, which provides guidance for survey oversight of the staff vaccination requirement for Medicare and Medicaid certified providers and suppliers. (QSO-22-17-ALL) The staff vaccination requirement for all CMS-certified providers and suppliers has been in effect (in all states) since February 20, 2022. CMS reports that nearly 12,000 providers and suppliers have been surveyed [...]

By |2022-06-29T10:48:31-04:00June 15th, 2022|Covid-19 Weekly|0 Comments
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