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CMS transmittals impacting the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, the Medicare Claims Processing Manual, and the Medicare General Information, Eligibility, and Entitlement Manual. Some specifically impact SNF services.
CMS has awarded 16 Special Innovation Projects to the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations. Several focus on SNFs or have a SNF component, such as a project to reduce sepsis in SNFs based in Maryland.
CMS held a technical expert panel that made recommendations for refining therapy payments in the Medicare Part A SNF PPS.
This audit by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that 43 out of 100 claims in a random sample of one provider's bills did not comply with Medicare requirements for Part B therapy services. Learn where the provider fell short.
The MDS 3.0 Frequency Report summarizes information for active residents currently in nursing homes. The source of these counts is the resident's MDS. The MDS assessment information for each active nursing home resident is consolidated to create a profile of the most recent standard information for the resident.
Preview the many changes to the MDS item sets and data specs that will be implemented on Oct. 1, 2016, but remember these are drafts -- changes could still occur.
This 90-minute call from the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes and QAPI will discuss the issue of blood thinner deaths/injuries in nursing homes, medication management, drug regimen review, medication reconciliation, and QAPI.
CMS has updated the Program Integrity Manual to extend the time frame for providers to respond to additional documentation requests.
Infections can cause blood pressure and/or confusion issues and increase fall risk.
If you see this fatal error, your MDS submission software isn't up to speed for ICD-10.
Step-by-step list of who to contact to get answers.
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