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CMS has issued two transmittals updating Chapter 30, "Financial Liability Protections," of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual.
During this call, learn about Phase One of the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program Review and Corrections process and get answers to your frequently asked questions. SNFs will have an opportunity to review and submit correction requests to their quality measure information. Deadline for correction submission: April 1, 2019.
UPDATE 1/08/19: The electronic versions of the Nurse and Management Assessment have been updated.
Toolkit 1: Nursing Home Staff Competency Assessment
Quality care is complex. That’s why the CMPRP competency assessment helps nursing homes break down and self-examine some of the most important building blocks of quality care. Use the competency assessment to identify areas where your nursing home is doing well, versus where your facility might need support. Once you know where you need support, CMPRP can provide funding, technical assistance and learning opportunities to help address some of your facility’s toughest challenges, in order to offer the best possible care to your residents.
There are three competency assessments in print and electronic formats:
1) Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)/Certified Medication Technicians (CMT)
2)Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses (LVN/LPN) and Registered Nurses (RN)
3) Assistant directors of nursing (ADON), directors of nursing (DON) and administrators.
jRAVEN (version 1.6.1) is now available for download which contains the following enhancements:
Despite what appeared to be finalized in the fiscal year (FY) 2019 skilled nursing facility prospective payment system (SNF PPS) final rule, I8000 (additional active diagnoses) will not play any role in determining the primary diagnosis clinical category for the physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), and speech-language pathology (SLP) components of the patient-driven payment model (PDPM) that will implement on Oct. 1, 2019. Instead, new item I0020B, in conjunction with relevant new surgical history items J2100 – J5000, will drive the primary clinical category for PT, OT, and SLP, said officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) during the Dec. 11 SNF PPS: PDPM National Provider Call. Note: Access the call slides, as well as a transcript and recording, here.
Due to some inconsistencies in the language used by CMS officials during the Dec. 11, 2018 SNF PPS: PDPM National Provider Call, AANAC staff followed up via the CMS press office to confirm how the upcoming PDPM hard switch will work. Like previous transitions, the Oct. 1, 2019, transition to PDPM will be ARD-based.
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