The proposed rule recently released by CMS calls for a market basket increase and significant cuts to Medicare payments for FY 2010.
This month’s free form at MDSCentral is a guide to SNF beneficiary notifications. The guide, which ran in the February issue of PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, identifies several different scenarios and explains when to use ABNs and expedited determination notices.
If the most recent CMS open door forum is any indicator, long-term care providers are still confused about beneficiary notices.
Updated pain management guidance for nursing homes under F309 is now in effect: CMS released the new guidance Friday afternoon.
Providers who want to participate in the CMS nursing home value-based purchasing demonstration must apply by May 1 to be part of the pay-for-performance demonstration that begins July 1.
CMS posted an updated MDS 3.0 timeline on its Web site Tuesday, but apparently removed the MDS 3.0 Web site and timeline Wednesday.
CMS is getting ready to launch a value-based purchasing demonstration in Arizona, Mississippi, New York, and Wisconsin, according to an e-mail CMS sent to providers Tuesday.
CMS recently released a manual designed to help nursing facilities that want to implement dining assistant (DA) programs.
Last week, CMS put an end to the MDS 3.0 rumors by announcing that the MDS 3.0 implementation would be delayed until October 2010.
SNFs must use the revised advanced beneficiary notice (ABN) form for items or services expected to be denied under Medicare Part B beginning March 1, 2009, according to CMS.