Category: Preparation

National Fire Protection Association publishes fire door guidance

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has published further guidance on fire door safety for long-term care. Although the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has not yet adopted the 2012 edition of the NFPA 101® Life Safety Code®, it is anticipated by experts. Current regulation has minimal fire door inspection standards for long-term […]

New free white paper available!

Download your complimentary white paper, Hospice Orientation for the Interdisciplinary Team, today and prime new hospice care staff for success. Post-acute care providers that offer hospice can now download this new white paper full of tools to assist in orientation. According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, a hospice should deliver systematic orientation, training, […]

Five common misconceptions about the transition to ICD-10

To help dispel some of the myths surrounding ICD-10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently talked with providers to identify common misperceptions about the transition to ICD-10. These five facts address some of the common questions and concerns CMS has heard about ICD-10: The ICD-10 transition date is October 1, 2015. The […]

March 1 SNF ODF Notes

CMS addressed a couple of issues in today’s Open Door Forum (ODF) including an RAI User’s Manual errata document that was posted with errors, Change Request (CR) 7717, the latest QM information, and the upcoming release of the new combined Notice of Medicare Noncoverage (NOMNC).

Notes from the Jan. 19 SNF ODF

CMS addresses the MDS National Conference, the pending release of the revised RAI User’s Manual, RAI changes, MDS interviews, and quality measures in the Jan. 19 SNF Open Door Forum.

ACO Final Rules Released

The Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Advance Payment model are described in the ACO Final Rules.