Illinois Nursing Home
Administrators Association

PO Box 483, North Aurora, Illinois 60542  .  P: (708) 800-6161  .  F: (708) 248-8078  .  sgardiner@inhaa.org

News and Events

The INHAA Advocate newsletter provides monthly information on news and events affecting long term care.   To check more frequently for any CMS, HFS or Medicare education, click on the following links.

Medicare Learning Network

MLN Matters® are national articles designed to inform health care professionals about the latest changes to CMS Programs. Articles are prepared in consultation with clinicians, billing experts, and CMS subject matter experts. They are tailored, by content and language, to specific provider type(s) who are affected by complex program changes. MLN Matters® Articles help explain critical provider information and minimize the time it takes health care professionals to incorporate these changes into their business functions. Since 2004, CMS has issued over 5,100 articles.

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/index.html

Illinois Department of Health Care and Family Services (HFS)

Provider notices and bulletins contain pertinent information for participating providers for medical services provided or for claims submitted for reimbursement. Notices inform providers and billing agents of possible revisions or clarifications of medical services. Bulletins include information about general policy and procedural updates for the various provider handbooks issued by the department.

http://www.illinois.gov/hfs/MedicalProviders/notices/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.hfs.illinois.gov/ltc/

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

The following site contains CMS Survey and Certification memoranda, guidance, clarifications and instructions to State Survey Agencies and CMS Regional Offices.

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SUrveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions.html