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November 12, 2020
An Office of Inspector General (OIG) report found that Medicare improperly paid for Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) services when patients didn’t meet the Medicare 3-Day inpatient hospital stay requirement. Review the Skilled Nursing Facility 3-Day...
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November 12, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new MLN Matters Article MM11992 on Updates to Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Claims. Learn about a claims processing instruction update.
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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. For more information: SNF Quality Public Reporting...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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October 30, 2020
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the Interim Final Rule with Comment Period. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ONC is extending compliance dates and timeframes for information blocking and the...
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October 30, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its fourth Interim Final Rule with comment period dealing with the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). The new rule covers provisions related to vaccine dissemination and payment...
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October 30, 2020
A joint cybersecurity advisory was coauthored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This advisory describes the tactics,...
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October 23, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosts calls for certain types of organizations on an intermittent basis to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best...