CMS Rule Encourages MA Plans To Increase Telehealth Access

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized rule changes that encourage Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to increase their telehealth benefits. Now, MA plans will be able to cover a wider range of telehealth specialty providers.

CMS is also looking to ease policies for rural healthcare to make MA offerings available to rural residents. For more on this please see the article below.

The Biggest Challenges Skilled Nursing Facilities Face Today

Currently, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are facing a very challenging environment.

This article presents new and existing opportunities for SNFs to succeed. Plante Moran’s report is referenced, which compares around 15,000 Medicare-certified SNFs to identify their operating, revenue and expense metrics.

See below for interesting takeaways.