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Posted by Admin Posted on July 08 2020

Frequently Asked Questions about Taxation of Provider Relief Payments

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), enacted on March 27, 2020, appropriated $100 billion for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (Provider Relief Fund). The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, enacted on April 24, 2020, appropriated an additional $75 billion to the Provider Relief Fund. This funding will be used to reimburse eligible health care providers for health care-related expenses or lost revenues that are attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.   

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Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services Update on MDS Requirements

Effective October 1, 2020, Kentucky Medicaid will be requiring the reporting of the PDPM payment codes on the OBRA assessments when not combined with a 5‐day SNF PPS assessment.  

Click to view the full details from Myers and Stauffer.​


CMS plans to end the emergency blanket waiver

CMS announced plans to end the emergency blanket waiver requiring all nursing homes to resume submitting staffing data through the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) system by August 14, 2020. The memorandum also provides updates related to staffing and quality measures used on the Nursing Home Compare website and the Five Star Rating System.   

Click here to visit the CMS website for details.


KLOCS Go-Live and Training

Kentucky Level-of-Care Systems (KLOCS) Go-Live and Training: AUGUST 3, 2020 Go to the following link for postings regarding web-based trainings.

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Important Update: MEDICAID RATES - July 1

*Estimated Medicaid 1.5% Inflation Adjustment effective July 1, 2020
*DMS will not apply rate sanctions to the per diem rates effective July 1, 2020 and October 1, 2020, unless the Public Health Emergency ends prior to these dates.

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