Category: Regulations

CMS proposes RUG-IV implementation

A proposed rule released by CMS on May 1 calls to implement a new case-mix classification model, known as Resource Utilization Group, Version Four (RUG-IV), for FY 2011.

Proposed rule for FY 2010 SNF PPS rates

The proposed rule recently released by CMS calls for a market basket increase and significant cuts to Medicare payments for FY 2010.

April form of the month: Guide to SNF beneficiary notifications

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.

ABN questions dominate open door forum

If the most recent CMS open door forum is any indicator, long-term care providers are still confused about beneficiary notices.