FY 2025 Proposed Rule √

It’s April and Spring has sprung. Not only that but CMS has released the FY 2025 proposed rule. Much is anticipated about what CMS has up its sleeve for the new year. Changes to the payment rates, wage index, SNF QRP and SNF VBP programs will be discussed.  Course materials are available here. The post-course…...

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Kentucky Transition to PDPM for Medicaid CMI

Kentucky has transitioned to PDPM for Medicaid CMI and rate calculations. This training will help providers get up to speed with regard to this transition along with practical steps they can take to ensure that their PDPM generated CMI is an accurate reflection of the resident’s unique clinical mix.  Course materials are available here....

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Tennessee Transition to PDPM for Medicaid CMI

Tennessee has transitioned to PDPM for Medicaid CMI and rate calculations. This training will help providers get up to speed with regard to this transition along with practical steps they can take to ensure that their PDPM generated CMI is an accurate reflection of the resident’s unique clinical mix.  Course materials are here....

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Get to know Your Confidential Feedback Reports

More than half of the FY 2024 SNF PPS Final Rule was dedicated to the SNG QRP and VBP programs. A significant component of both of these programs now spotlights Social Risk Factors and Health Equity. The VBP program has a health equity bonus structure and CMS recently released Health Equity confidential feedback reports for…...

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RAC-CT Class Announcement!

Broad River Rehab is offering an AAPACN RAC-CT certification class available to BRR Staff and Customers. This course will be taught by Joel VanEaton, EVP of PAC Regulatory Affairs and Education with Broad River Rehab and AAPACN certified Master Teacher. This class will be provided in a virtual format so all classes will be provided…...

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Significant Change in Status: Updates to the Quality Measures, Staffing and 5-star Without Section G

With section G’s removal from MDS 3.0 v1.18.11, the residual implications are far reaching. On Sept. 20th. CMS released QSO-23-21-NH describing these significant changes. Along with this memo, CMS released updated versions of the 5-Star User’s guide and the Quality Measures User’s Manual detailing the specific technical specifications to the quality measures and staffing star…...

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Regulatory Reminders

QM’s, Staffing, 5-Star Without Section G, and New MDS Interview Cue Cards We are certainly in unprecedented times. I heard a colleague remark recently that they had regulatory fatigue this year. Perhaps you feel the same way. That said, just when we thought were at a lull, CMS releases more for us to learn. This…...

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Are you ready for MDS 3.0 v1.19.1?

Are you ready for MDS 3.0 v1.19.1? Next Fall, more data set changes are in the works. In the FY 2024 Final Rule, CMS adopted the COVID-19 Vaccine: Percent of Patients/Residents Who Are Up to Date (Patient/Resident COVID-19 Vaccine) measure into the SNF QRP. This new measure will affect the QRP APU starting FY 2026.… Continue reading Are you ready for MDS 3.0 v1.19.1?

Insiders Summer Education Series MDS 3.0 v1.18.11 Appendix A

MDS 3.0 and the Final RAI Manual revisions have been posted. There have been revision to Appendix A. This program will help providers understand these revisions as well as consider ways to operationalize the updates. Course materials. Enjoy!...

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Insiders Summer Education Series MDS 3.0 v1.18.11 CATs and CAAs

MDS 3.0 and the Final RAI Manual revisions have been posted. There have been changes and or revision to the CATs and CAAs. This program will help providers understand the changes and revisions as well as consider ways to operationalize the updates. Course materials. Enjoy! (Note: if you say CAA, you kind of sound like…...

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