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News You Can Use

To keep you informed about important developments in health care policy and practice, VNSNY has developed the following News You Can Use briefs:

  • CMS Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement. New CMS Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) mandatory bundled payments initiative, beginning April 2016.
  • ACP Reimbursement. CMS expands Medicare reimbursement for advance care planning in 2016.
  • New York State CARE Act. Effective April 23, 2016, New York State CARE Act requires hospitals to educate and support caregivers providing post-discharge care at home.
  • CHHA or LHCSA. The differing roles of a CHHA and a LHCSA, and when it’s appropriate to refer patients to each.
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