Important 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, a significant announcement has been made by both Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) organizations that service SNFs across the country, Kepro and Livanta. These are the organizations that, among… Continue reading Important BFCC-QIO Announcement!

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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Regulatory Reminders: Consolidated Billing Update 2023

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2023. With all of the changes, challenges and opportunities facing us this year, it’s good sometimes return to areas of the fundamentals of SNF regulation and remind ourselves how important to keep these in focus as well. In February od 2022, you may remember that we completed a BRR Reflections…...

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Regulatory Reminder: Here’s One For Your MDS 3.0v1.18.11 Resource Library

Wow! What a year this has been. I am stunned that it is actually December 15th. Where has time gone? As we reminisce on the last year and look toward all of the changes that are coming our way in 2023, CMS has opened the tap to allow a dribble of information related to MDS…...

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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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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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Regulatory Reminder! COVID-19 PHE Extended

As you may have seen, late Friday, the following announcement was posted by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) extending the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). This extends the PHE for another 90 days until October 15th. DHHS has indicated that they will provide states with 60 days notice prior to the termination…...

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Regulatory Reminder: SNF QRP Non-Compliance!

Good Morning Everyone, Just yesterday, CMS posted the following announcement related to Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP) non-compliance. FY 2023 begins Oct. 1. Quality Reporting Program: Non-Compliance Letters for FY 2023 APU CMS is providing notifications to facilities that were determined to be out of compliance with Quality Reporting Program (QRP) requirements…...

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