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12 days ago

Nursing Homes

CMS Releases Draft of Updated RAI/MDS Manual

CMS has released a draft version 1.14 of the RAI User's Manual for the MDS 3.0.  The proposed changes would be effective Oct. 1, 2016.

1 month ago

Nursing Homes

CMS Proposes 2.1 Percent Increase to SNF Rates

Along with a PPS rate update, CMS proposal contains new reporting measures and provides details on the value-based purchasing hospitalization measure.   

1 month ago

Nursing Homes

Spring 2016 Regional CFO Council Meetings

Register today for your Regional CFO Council Meeting!

2 months ago

Nursing Homes

CMS Reviews SNF Utilization Data for Therapy Trends

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a new dataset, the Skilled Nursing Facility Utilization and Payment Public Use File (SNF PUF).  The data file details facility level utilization data for CY2013 and is being trended for utilization patterns in RUG distributions, length of stay, therapy minutes per RUG, and other data to provide keys to current utilizaiton in each SNF.

 

2 months ago

Nursing Homes

CMS Announces Updated Review Process for Part B Therapy

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the appoinment of a Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC) for manual medical review of therapy claims above the $3700 threshold.

 

 

Nursing Homes

U.S. Department of Labor Finalizes New Rule Limiting Overtime Exemption for Executive Employees

The salary threshold for an executive, administrative or professional employee to qualify for an exemption from overtime pay will increase from $455 per week to $913 per week ($47,476 for a full-year worker) as of Dec. 1, 2016.

4 days ago

Nursing Homes

Department of Health Adopts Regulations Governing the SHIN-NY Health Information Exchange Network

Regulations require nursing homes, home care agencies, hospices, and health maintenance organizations that use certified EHRs to connect to the State Health Information Network of New York by March 9, 2018.

12 days ago

Nursing Homes

DOH Releases RFA for $7.5M in Community-Based Organization Consortium Planning Grants

The Department of Health will award up to $2.5M to each of three regional CBO consortia for planning and engagement activities in relation to DSRIP performing provider systems.

12 days ago

Nursing Homes

Medicare Cost Reports Due Date Approaching

Providers with low Medicare utilization should consider applying for a waiver that would simplify their reporting requirements.

20 days ago

Nursing Homes

Commissioner Declares Influenza No Longer Prevalent

Flu mask requirement is no longer in effect, until next flu season.

4 days ago

Nursing Homes

Department of Health Announces Value-Based Payment Bootcamps

DOH is sponsoring regional bootcamps, consisting of a 3-day series of seminars, to provide future VBP contractors with the knowledge necessary to implement payment reform.

12 days ago

Nursing Homes

A Deeper Dive on the OMIG Work Plan

A detailed summary of the Office of Medicaid Inspector General's 2016-17 work plan, prepared by attorneys at Hinman Straub, describes high-risk areas for long-term care providers and plans and new initiatives in value-based payment, Consumer Directed Personal Assistance, Hospice, and Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Waiver services.

20 days ago

Nursing Homes

CMS Issues Guidance on Providing Services to Justice Involved Individuals

Guidance clarifies regulatory expectations for various providers.

25 days ago
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