Category: Clinical concerns

Poll: Voluntary submission of staffing data through the PBJ

In an open door forum held last week, CMS emphasized the impending introduction of the payroll-based staffing journal (PBJ)—an electronic system through which SNFs will be required to submit staffing data pulled directly from their payrolls starting in July 2016. Beginning this October, CMS is offering providers the opportunity to submit data through the PBJ […]

Poll: Voluntary submission of staffing data through the PBJ

In an open door forum held yesterday, CMS emphasized the impending introduction of the payroll-based staffing journal (PBJ)—an electronic system through which SNFs will be required to submit staffing data pulled directly from their payrolls starting in July 2016. Beginning this October, CMS is offering providers the opportunity to submit data through the PBJ before […]

Proposed revisions to two-midnight rule will not significantly change hospital practices

On July 8, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) update included proposed revisions to the “Two-Midnight Rule” and its enforcement within the Medicare reimbursement of acute care hospitals for outpatient care. The Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA) takes the stance that the revision will not significantly change hospital practices. If the proposed […]

Upcoming Medicare Boot Camp- Long-Term Care Version in Minneapolis, MN, August 17th-20th

HCPro’s Medicare Boot Camp®–Long-Term Care Version covers the latest Medicare rules and regulations so that you can help your facility provide quality resident care, bill appropriately for services, and prevent payment denials. Medicare Boot Camp®–Long-Term Care Version follows a Medicare patient from preadmission through discharge, addressing the function of each department, and uncovering the pitfalls along the way. […]

COMING SOON! Biller’s Association

At HCPro, we recognize that long-term care billers are a largely underserved professional population. While long-term care has national associations for nearly every type of nursing home professional, no membership association for billing professionals exists – until now. The soon to be launched HCPro’s Billers’ Association is a national membership community designed specifically for long-term […]

Core Administrative Competency: SNF by Reginald Hislop III

As I have written before and readers know, I field as many questions and provide as many resources as I can “free” of charge.  My e-mail is publicly available for contact on this site and on my LinkedIn page.  The title of this post thus, is a reference to the many questions I’ve received as of […]

The White House announces 2015 Conference on Aging

The July 13th event will continue the White House’s year-long effort to listen, learn, and share with older adults, their families, caregivers, advocates, community leaders, and experts in the aging field on how to best address the changing landscape of aging in the coming decade. The 2015 Conference aims to embrace the transformative demographic shift […]

CMS holds open door forum on dementia care

On Tuesday, June 16, CMS held an open door forum (ODF) with The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes and QAPI. These two organizations partnered on MLN Connects Calls to broaden the discussion related to quality of life, quality of care, and safety issues. The National Partnership was developed to improve dementia […]

Share your feedback, and you could win a free HCPro book!

We are currently conducting our annual customer feedback survey, and we would appreciate your input. Please take a few moments to share your thoughts on the most pressing regulatory and care issues facing long-term care professionals today. To show our thanks, we will select one respondent at random to win a complimentary copy of The […]

COMING SOON! Biller’s Association

At HCPro, we recognize that long-term care billers are a largely underserved professional population. While long-term care has national associations for nearly every type of nursing home professional, no membership association for billing professionals exists – until now. The soon to be launched HCPro’s Billers’ Association is a national membership community designed specifically for long-term […]