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CMS releases FY 2019 proposed rule, includes RCS-1 replacement

CMS has posted a proposed rule for FY 2019. The proposal not only changes payment rates, but also proposes a new case mix grouping called the Patient-Driven Payment Model, or PDPM. This model replaces the RCS-1 that was proposed in May of last year. According to CMS, this new system has 80% fewer groupings and […]

Enter to win a free HCPro book- take our book survey!

Take our book survey! We’re constantly striving to deliver the tools you need to make your job easier and more efficient but we can’t do it without hearing from you. Please take a few minutes to fill out our short survey so we can determine what books we should be offering. To take the survey […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Upcoming webcast! WEBCAST REBROADCAST: SNF Consolidated Billing: Who Really Has to Pay All These Invoices?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET When a vendor invoice is received, are you confident with your skilled nursing facility consolidated billing processes and knowing whether or not it should be paid? Join expert Janet Potter, CPA, MAS, for this 90-minute webcast to review the five major categories of skilled nursing facility consolidated […]

The median annual cost of a private nursing home room has increased

The median annual cost of a private nursing home room in the United States has increased to $87,600, according to the latest annual survey from insurance company Genworth. This is a 4.4% increase from last year. The median price for a semi-private nursing home room increased by 2.62%, reaching $77,380 a year. The cost of […]

MDS 3.0 RAI User’s Manual Update: Expert analysis

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the MDS 3.0 RAI User’s Manual v1.11 Replacement Manual Pages and Change Tables and the RAI Manual v1.11 and Change Tables. The MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.11 Appendices A and F were also updated. In addition to the Manual changes, there are changes to the […]

CMS releases updated MDS 3.0 RAI User’s Manual

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a revised version of the MDS 3.0 RAI User’s Manual. Effective October 1, 2013, this updated version incorporates clarifications to existing coding and transmission policy, integrates previously published Questions and Answers into the appropriate sections and addresses requested clarifications and scenarios concerning complex areas.