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Recorded December 14, 2016 Speakers: Rod Baird, MS; Alex Bardakh, MPP; Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD; Marjorie Kanof, MD The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Final Rule outlining the requirements of the new Quality...
Speakers: Steven Levenson, MD, CMD; David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD; Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD This webinar describes changes in the federal nursing home regulations (Requirements of Participation) as revised in a Final Rule published in October 2016,...
November 21, 2016
Last week the U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker named the recipients of the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for sustainable excellence through visionary leadership, organizational alignment...
November 4, 2016
According to Dr. Susan Levy, President of AMDA, The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, “AMDA is pleased that CMS listened and incorporated some changes into the initial proposed rule based on comments….CMS also revised the rules to...
September 21, 2016
UPMC Enterprises announced a new upstart focused on preventing nursing home patients from needing to go a hospital emergency room. Named Curavi Health, the emerging company has proprietary CuraviCare software, which facilitates interaction between...
Beginning January 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began reimbursing for time spent discussing advance care planning with patients. The two new current procedural technology (CPT) advanced care planning codes (ACP) (...
Confused about MACRA? This webinar is for you and will give you the tools you need to succeed within the changing payment landscape. Speakers: Adrienne Mims, MD, MPH FAAFP, AGSF; Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Medicare Quality Improvement;...
June 15, 2016
The CMS says it has surpassed its goal for reducing the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes. Patient advocates, however, are expressing skepticism over the claim.
May 31, 2016
The magnitude of medical errors in the clinical setting is staggering. The landmark 1999 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System concluded that “as many as 98,000 people die in hospitals each year as a...
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Published October 1999; Revised August 2001 SECTION I: Determination of "medical necessity" in nursing facility care Although a final definition and determination of "medical necessity" still is an unrealized goal of the medical, insurance,...