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November 6, 2020

The October refresh of Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting data is available. Visit the Nursing Home Compare website, Care Compare website, and Provider Data Catalog to view the data.

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Policy Snapshot
November 6, 2020

Flu shots are free for your Medicare patients if you accept assignment. Medicare Part B covers one flu shot per flu season and additional flu shots if medically necessary.

Every patient visit is an opportunity to promote the flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends annual flu shots for everyone 6 months and older. 

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Policy Snapshot
November 6, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a video tutorial for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program on the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM©) cognitive assessment. Learn about:

  • Standardized data assessment guidance strategies
  • Accurate coding using live-action resident scenarios

This video tutorial is 25 minutes. Visit the ...

Policy Snapshot
November 6, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a video tutorial for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program on the Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) cognitive assessment. Learn about:

  • Standardized data assessment guidance strategies
  • Accurate coding using live-action patient/resident scenarios

This video tutorial is 22 minutes. Visit the ...

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November 6, 2020

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November 5, 2020

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Currently, over half the U.S. veteran population is receiving care outside of the Veterans Affairs Health Care System (VAHCS), including in skilled nursing facilities and other post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) settings. Because of this, all health care providers need...