Category: Payment/economy

New Podcast: Proposed FY2022 Payment Rule for SNF

Sponsored by Intelycare and Vocera With us today, in honor of skilled nursing week, is Maureen McCarthy. Maureen is president of Celtic Consulting, LLC, and CEO and founder of Care Transitions, LLP, a care coordination service provider. We chat about the proposed FY 2022 payment rule for SNFs. Post-Acute Advisor · 2022 Proposed Payment Rule […]

Re-evaluating Payment After a Year of COVID

With us today is Maureen McCarthy. Maureen is president of Celtic Consulting, LLC, and CEO and founder of Care Transitions, LLP, a care coordination service provider. We discuss how reimbursement avenues have changed in the past year, and how SNFs need to consider what might change as the pandemic hopefully improves. Post-Acute Advisor · Re-evaluating […]

FY 2021 Final Rule

Long-term care Reta Underwood gives us the highlights on the finalized SNF FY2021 payment rule from CMS. Subscribe on SoundCloud, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts.   Post-Acute Advisor · SNF FY2021 Final Payment Rule with Reta Underwood

CMS allocates resources to SNFs in COVID-19 hotspots

In an attempt to improve quality for SNFs located in hotspot areas, CMS plans to deploy Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) for assistance. QIOs are CMS contractors who work w ith healthcare providers to help them improve the quality of healthcare they provide to Medicare Beneficiaries, according to the CMS press release. Additionally, the survey process […]

IRS furnishes FAQs about taxation of provider relief payments

The IRS has issued frequently asked questions about taxation of provider relief payments. According to the IRS FAQs, “a payment to a business, even if the business is a sole proprietorship, does not qualify as a qualified disaster relief payment under section 139. The payment from the Provider Relief Fund is includible in gross income […]

New Podcast: Skilled Nursing and Documentation Challenges During COVID-19

Today, long-term care expert Maureen McCarthy, RN, BS, RAC-MT, CQP, president of Celtic Consulting, LLC., discusses how nurses can recognize when the care they are providing is skilled and how COVID-19 impacts skilled care and documentation. We also dive into lessons learned from northeast facilities as COVID cases rise in the other parts of the […]

New Podcast: Infection Control Surveys and Reopening SNFs

Long-term care regulatory expert Stefanie Corbett, DHA, discusses the new requirement for states released this week that require them to survey certain SNFs for infection control, along with reviewing reopening guidance for SNFs. Today, we’ll be talking about the Infection Control Surveys and Reopening SNFs Post-Acute Advisor · Infection Control Surveys and Reopening SNFs Listen […]

CMS reevaluates accelerated payment program and suspends advance payment program

On April 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is reevaluating the amounts that will be paid under its Accelerated Payment Program and suspending its Advance Payment Program to Part B suppliers effective immediately. The agency made this announcement following the successful payment of over $100 billion to health care […]

CMS proposes payment rule for FY 2021

On April 10, 2020, CMS issued a proposed rule [CMS-1737-P] for fiscal year (FY) 2021 that updates the Medicare payment rates and quality programs for SNFs. The proposed rule affects Medicare payment to SNFs, as well as includes proposals that reduce provider burden and may help providers in the COVID-19 response, according to the CMS […]

CMS suspends restrictions on care venues as providers tackle COVID-19 surges

The Trump Administration has suspended regulatory barriers and will now allow hospitals to clear precious bed capacity by triaging non-COVID-19 patients in thousands of ambulatory surgery centers, rehab hospitals, and even hotels and college dorms. The sweeping “Hospitals Without Walls” initiative takes effect immediately, will last through the duration of the pandemic, and allows hospitals […]