From the Compliance Desk - 9/9/15

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

Medicare Advantage Plans to Test Value-Based Insurance Design, Modern Healthcare | September 1, 2015

The CMS Innovation Center unveiled a new demonstration program Tuesday that will allow Medicare Advantage insurers to encourage the use of clinically valuable services by lowering out-of-pocket costs for enrollees. Read more

Paying for Advance Care Planning: An Opportunity for Senior Living Settings, McKnight’s Senior Living | September 2, 2015

July 8, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced its proposed physician fee schedule for next year. Read more

Proposed SNF Rule Would Affect Assisted Living, NCAL Says, McKnight’s Senior Living | September 3, 2015

Assisted living providers could be affected in three ways by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposal to reform the requirements that long-term care facilities must meet to participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs, according to the National Center for Assisted Living: Read more

Compensation for Better Outcomes and Costs, McKnight’s Senior Living | September 3, 2015

As the Darwinian economics of healthcare in the United States evolve, skilled nursing facilities and physicians must learn to adapt, particularly to the new payments ecosystem. Read More