Here are a few reminders IQIES IQIES: It’s official. The transition from QIES to IQIES will occur on April 17th. That means that as of that date, providers will no longer be able to submit MDS assessments through the current QIES system. If you have not prepared, NOW is the time. On the CMS LTC…...
Regulatory Reminders: The End of the PHE?
I am writing this reminder with some hesitation. On January 30, 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration announced its intent to end the national emergency and public health emergency (PHE) declarations related to the COVID-19 pandemic on May 11, 2023. Note that there has yet to be an official announcement from CMS or DHS. However, the current…...
All 9 MDS 3.0 v1.18.11 DRAFT Item Sets Released!
It, still the season for giving right? So… we thought we would provide you with some post Christmas, pre new year reading courtesy of CMS As you may be aware, CMS promised a full set of MDS 3.0 v1.18.11 item sets before the end of the year. Well, CMS has gone and done it again.… Continue reading All 9 MDS 3.0 v1.18.11 DRAFT Item Sets Released!
Regulatory Reminders! CMS Eliminates Key COVID-19 Waivers
Wow! 2 Regulatory Reminders in two days. CMS has been busy! You may be wondering how long CMS will allow many of the COVID-19 waivers will last. Well wonder no longer. Today, CMS issued QSO-22-15-NH. In this memo, CMS has initiated a 30 and 60 day timeline for the phase out of some of the… Continue reading Regulatory Reminders! CMS Eliminates Key COVID-19 Waivers
Regulatory Reminder – CMS Updates 5 Star
Well we knew it was going to happen. CMS has posted a revised 5-Star User’s guide that details the promised changes to the Quality Measure cut point thresholds. In a recent regulatory reminder we indicated that CMS had given us a heads up about these changes in memo issued last month which detailed the planned… Continue reading Regulatory Reminder – CMS Updates 5 Star
Regulatory Reminder 5-Star: Update Part 2
Things are moving at a breakneck pace already and we are only just a few weeks into the new year. As we noted in our last update, CMS has decided to use Care Compare to publicly report weekend staffing hours and staff turnover. They have also indicated that these new measures will affect individual facility… Continue reading Regulatory Reminder 5-Star: Update Part 2
It’s a new year and CMS is not wasting any time. Late Friday, 1/7/2022, CMS released memo QSO-22-08-NH. In this memo CMS has laid out their intentions to begin using PBJ data inform the public related to weekend staffing and staff turnover in 3 distinct ways. Public Posting on Care Compare CMS will begin posting… Continue reading Regulatory Reminders!
CMS 100-2 Chapter 8 Part II: Certification & Recertification
This course, Part II in a series related to CMS 100-2 Chapter 8 standards, focuses on the regulatory background in CMS 100-1 Chapter 4 and essential need for systems to promote certification and recertification of services. This course is accredited for 1.5 hours of NAB Credit.
CMS 100-2 Chapter 8 Part I: Consolidated Billing
SNF Consolidated billing is sometimes a mystery. Facilities are often caught off-guard and pay for items and services that should be billed separately to another payer. In this webinar, Broad River Rehab will demystify the core consolidated billing principles and guidelines and offer practical steps facilities can take to be sure that they are only paying for what they should.
CMS 100-2 Chapter 8 Series – Part II: Daily Skilled Services. What are They?
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