The ICD-10 compliance deadline will be delayed, according to HHS.
As the end of the year approaches, it is important that Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) physicians, providers, or suppliers submitting claims to Medicare for payment remember the newly implemented timely filing requirement.
The Visiting Nurse Associations of America has worked to launch a new nationwide organization to give for-profit and nonprofit home health agencies and hospices another option. The VNAA is now a wholly owned subsidiary of ElevatingHOME, a nonprofit organization that launched April 19 with the mission of aligning, unifying and strengthening home-based care. Home-based care […]
Contracts and contractual law are important for long-term care administrators to understand. A contract is a legally enforceable promise between individuals.
Does the discharge portion of the MDS have to be printed out for a hybrid hard copy chart if the MDS is stored in the electronic health record (EHR)?
Chronic underfunding of the Older Americans Act is leading to unnecessary long-term care facility admissions, Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT) and 26 of his Democratic colleagues in the Senate said in a recent letter to Appropriations Committee leaders. The lawmakers requested a 12% increase over fiscal year 2014 funding levels for Older Americans Act (OAA) programs such as […]
The March 24 U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing, titled “The War on Drugs Meets the War on Pain: Nursing Home Residents Caught in the Crossfire,” has received a lot of negative attention from the long-term care industry.
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.
The next SNF ODF is scheduled for Thursday, April 12 from 2-3 p.m. EST.
Doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston are using singing therapy to treat stroke patients who struggle with spontaneous speech.