Regulatory Reminders: BFCC-QIO Announcement

It really is starting off to be a busy regulatory year and we’re trying to keep up. As you may be aware, in February, our Broad River Rehab Reflections topic will be Notices of Non-Coverage. And it could not be more timely. On Friday I learned of a significant announcement made by both Beneficiary and…...

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Regulatory Reminder! Inappropriate Schizophrenia Diagnosis/Coding and Survey Citation Posting

It’s a new year and CMS has not wasted any time in making clear their efforts to stem the tide of what they perceive to be inappropriate diagnosing and coding of Schizophrenia. There are going to be some pretty significant adjustments to the 5-star rating system and Care Compare posting of survey citations under dispute.…...

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Preregister for Upcoming Broad River Reflections Insiders Presentations

As a broad River Rehab Insider, we’d like to give you the opportunity to preregister for our upcoming Broad River Reflections presentations. We have an engaging series of training events planned for 2023 that you will not want to miss. Each training will provide 1.5 hours of NAB and ANCC credit. Join us for the…...

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Regulatory Reminder!

Well, it’s been a while and there have been a number of important regulatory soundbites recently. Here goes! Soundbite 1: The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency renewal On October 13th, DHHS renewed the COVID-19 PHE for another 90 days. As a result, the existing waivers are still active. HHS has stated they will give 60 days…...

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Regulatory Reminders! Looking to the end of the PHE?

Note: This Regulatory Reminder is a follow up to a Regulatory Reminder that we posted on April 8, 2022. Lots going on in the regulatory world these days with 5-Star updates and the FY 2023 Final Rule release. Yesterday, CMS posted a “Creating a Roadmap for the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE)”.…...

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Reflections: FY 2023 Final Rule

For those of you unable to attend, here is the video from yesterday’s Reflections call on the 2023 Final Rule. For those of you who had problems logging on, we are working with our provider to identify the issue. Thank you for understanding. Download materials here....

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Regulatory Reminders! RAI Manual Updates

Good afternoon everyone. Last week, CMS quietly updated the RAI User’s Manual. On July 15th, CMS posted of an Errata Document which revised Chapter 3 section I and Chapter 6 of the RAI User’s Manual. The revisions to Chapter 3 section I are related to newly diagnosed residents with Schizophrenia. The changes are designed to…...

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