The FY 2022 SNF PPS Final Rule: Learn the Facts behind the headlines Part 3 – Quality Measurement and Resident Input: What does the future hold?

The other day my wife and I were eating out with at one our favorite local establishments and, as is the case in many restaurants today, they were understaffed, so much so that the cooks had to help serve. Rather than make patrons wait, the cook staff actually helped serve tables. Now that may be… Continue reading The FY 2022 SNF PPS Final Rule: Learn the Facts behind the headlines Part 3 – Quality Measurement and Resident Input: What does the future hold?

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Regulatory Reminder

It has been a while since we posted a Regulatory Reminder notification, so here goes! This morning as I was responding to an email about a specific application of the 3-day stay waiver, I noticed that on Wed. this week, CMS revised the clarification memo SE0011 relative to these waivers. In particular, the text below… Continue reading Regulatory Reminder

NADONA and Broad River Rehab Team-Up to Offer Four-Part Quality Measures Webinar Series

Broad River Rehab is proud to partner with NADONA to offer a new, four-part webinar series on Quality Measures. Each of these programs are eligible for 1 CE credit for both administrators and nurses. Here is the schedule for each event, along with the registration links: Part I: Quality Measurement: Applying an Understanding of the… Continue reading NADONA and Broad River Rehab Team-Up to Offer Four-Part Quality Measures Webinar Series

The FY 2022 SNF PPS Final Rule: Learn the Facts behind the headlines Part 2 – ICD-10 Revisions and PDPM. What’s in it for me?

Henry David Thoreau once said, “Our least deed, like the young of the land crab, makes its way to the sea of cause and effect as soon as born, and makes a drop there to eternity.” This is true of the daily choices we all make in our personal lives. It is also true of… Continue reading The FY 2022 SNF PPS Final Rule: Learn the Facts behind the headlines Part 2 – ICD-10 Revisions and PDPM. What’s in it for me?

The FY 2022 SNF PPS Final Rule: Learn the Facts behind the headlines Part 1 – What Happened to my Wage index?

In a recent blog post that I read by Brad Hirschfield he said, “We’re all familiar with the expression about missing the forest for the trees, and its wisdom about not being distracted by smaller details that undermine our appreciation of the “big picture.” No doubt, that’s often good advice. After all, who among us… Continue reading The FY 2022 SNF PPS Final Rule: Learn the Facts behind the headlines Part 1 – What Happened to my Wage index?

Regulatory Reminders

Welcome back to Regulatory Reminders. It’s been a while. The last few days have been active so head’s up on two important developments! First The COVID Public Health Emergency has been extended. See the announcement here. With this extension all of the waivers that have not been rescinded by previous orders, including the 3-day stay… Continue reading Regulatory Reminders

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SNF FY 2022 Proposed Rule – Learn the Facts Behind the Headlines Part 4: Attention to Quality: The New Normal

Every day now we are hearing and reading about quality issues in the nursing home. The Pandemic has thrown a spotlight on areas that needed to be exposed. Focused infection control survey data now impacts your facility’s 5-star rating and new quality measures are constantly being introduced as measures under consideration or are being proposed… Continue reading SNF FY 2022 Proposed Rule – Learn the Facts Behind the Headlines Part 4: Attention to Quality: The New Normal

Regulatory Reminders: SNF Consolidated Billing Update

CMS has just released Transmittal 10770 along with an MLN Matters article MM12271 October Quarterly Update to 2021 Annual Update of HCPCS Codes Used for Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Consolidated Billing (CB) Enforcement to update the list of items and services that will be excluded from consolidated billing starting with dates of service on or after October 1, 2021.