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Government Source Documents

Core documents with which every long-term care nurse must be familiar including the
RAI User's Manual.

CMS Updates, Rules & Regulations

The latest information and changes from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Articles & Information

Supplemental information and interpretations from AANAC staff, experts and external sources.
  • RUG-IV Classification: Get Paid for the Care you Provide

    Jul 22, 2015
    The Medicare Part A skilled nursing facility prospective payment system has used the RUG-IV (Resource Utilization Group, version IV) classification system as the case-mix reimbursement vehicle for paying SNFs since Oct. 1, 2010. “However, some providers still could do better financially by paying attention to certain opportunities within the RUG-IV system,” says Michelle Synakowski, LNHA, RN, C-NE, RAC-MT, a policy analyst and consultant with LeadingAge New York in Latham.
  • OIG Report Targets SNF Billing for Changes in Therapy (7/15)

    Jul 15, 2015
    SNFs frequently used the new start of therapy assessment incorrectly. For example, SNFs often used a start-of-therapy assessment but billed for no therapy during the stay
  • Add New Tools to Your MDS Management Toolbox with CASPER

    Jul 07, 2015
    The final validation report and the quality measure (QM) reports are the most well-known reports available through the CASPER Reporting application in the QIES Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) system. However, CASPER actually offers an array of management reports that can help providers analyze and manage their MDS processes.

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