From the Compliance Desk - 10/28/15

Our compliance expert scours the news to send you the best links of the week:

Providers Get Into Insurance Game Provider Nation | October 14, 2015 Good morning, ProviderNation. It is notorious that many providers are, um, un-thrilled with the growing clout of managed care, but a few long term and post-acute care companies have learned that if you can’t join ’em, be ’em. Read more

Hospitals Face New Challenges and Greater Accountability Executive Insight | October 19, 2015 CMS has indicated that it plans to continue reducing Medicare reimbursements for excessive readmission rates for an increasing number of diagnoses. Read more

Quality Measure Standardization On Its Way, CMS Says McKnight’s Long-Term Care News & Assisted Living | October 21, 2015 Skilled nursing facilities must standardize six of the eight measure domains laid out by the IMPACT Act to begin in October 2016, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials told providers Wednesday. Read more