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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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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Knock Knock! Who’s there? The Revised 5-Star User’s Guide!

The much-anticipated 5-Star user’s guide including cut point revisions has been posted! These revisions affect the October Care Compare refresh and provider 5-star ratings. As you may be aware, In March 2019, CMS released memorandum QSO-19-08-NH. This memo outlined a plan to update the quality measure (QM) rating thresholds twice annually. The plan was to… Continue reading Knock Knock! Who’s there? The Revised 5-Star User’s Guide!

SCHCA Summer Splash 2022!

Hey there, we’re going to SCHCA‘s Summer Splash and you should too! Our very own Joel VanEaton will be presenting Health Literacy, the core of Value Based Purchasing from 10 to noon on Tuesday, August 9th! Joel just might do a handstand during the presentation. I mean, he probably won’t but do you want to… Continue reading SCHCA Summer Splash 2022!