• Medicare S&C Budget FY 2012

    Wednesday January 4, 2012

    CMS Issues New Guidance for 2012 Medicare S&C Budget

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) issued a new S&C memorandum on December 9, 2011 related to the Survey and Certification Budget for Physical Year 2012. The memorandum states that CMS is exploring methods to increase the focus on certain high priority areas. To make possible such increased focus and to accommodate the budget constraints, they are examining ways to reduce surveyor time in areas of lower risk. Particular areas in which they seek to increase the focus include:

    • Poorly Performing Nursing Homes
    • Inappropriate Anti-Psychotic Use
    • Avoidable Falls

      The effective date of this material is January 1, 2012.  

    For more details see attached memorandum.

    FY 2012 Medicare S&C Budget

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