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August 18, 2017

Thursday, September 7 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET

Register for Medicare Learning Network events.

During this call, learn about the new Facility Assessment Tool to help identify and develop the specific assessment of your facility. Also, find out about frequently asked questions...

August 18, 2017

According to the 2015 Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) Report released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the denial rate for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) increased from 6.9% in 2014 to 11% in 2015 due to missing or incomplete certification/recertification. CMS reminded that a statement must contain need for...

August 18, 2017

This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to reduce the number of mandatory geographic areas participating in the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation’s (Innovation Center) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model from 67 to 34. In addition, CMS proposes to allow CJR...

Recorded August 9, 2017 Speaker: Verna Reynolds Sellers, MD, MPH, CMD, AGSF Description: Ineffective transitions of care are associated with increased mortality and morbidity for patients. Post- acute and long-term care facilities must improve...
August 11, 2017

As a part of its ongoing effort to help clinicians participate in the Quality Payment Program (QPP), the American Medical Association has released a new customizable resource, the MIPS Action Plan, to help physicians think strategically about how to successfully implement...

August 4, 2017

Thursday, September 7 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET

Register for Medicare Learning Network events.

During this call, learn about the new Facility Assessment Tool to help identify and develop the specific assessment of your facility. Also, find out about frequently asked questions...

August 4, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued final rules outlining 2018 Medicare payment rates for skilled nursing facilities and hospice. The final rules are effective for fiscal year (FY) 2018 and reflect a broader Administration strategy to streamline administrative requirements for providers; support the patient-doctor...