CMS published Appendix F of the RAI User’s Manual on December 17. Appendix F contains the MDS 3.0 Item Matrix.
Regulatory Specialist, Diane Brown, answers a reader’s question about non-coverage letters.
It appears Dr. Donald Berwick’s confirmation as the next CMS administrator could take some time. Republicans are taking a strong stance against his nomination, citing Berwick’s views on Britain’s National Health Service (N.H.S.) and what his feelings on rationing healthcare could mean to the future of the U.S. health system.
Regulatory Expert, Ellen Mullins, answers a visitor’s question about counting nursing assistants’ time as restorative nursing.
The proposed creation of a federal long-term care insurance program is creating quite a bit of friction in the growing Senate debate over healthcare reform legislation.
CMS held the third and final call in their RUG-IV National Provider Call series on Wednesday, September 1. Here are the updates.
During the October 28 SNF Open Door Forum (ODF), CMS provided callers with updated information about the SNF PPS transition, MDS 3.0, survey and certification process, and technical issues with MDS data submission.
The National Network of Career Nursing Assistants announced the theme for the 33rd annual National Nursing Assistants Week, to be held June 10-17. This year, the focus is on “Safe Patient Handling.”
Nursing homes now are allowed to purchase certain previously prohibited types of medical devices, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced. To prevent the spread of infections, federal regulations have directed nursing homes to only use brand-new single-use medical devices (SUDs), such as endoscopes or blood pressure cuffs. Under a policy change effective immediately, […]
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated it’s frequently asked questions (FAQ)pertaining to the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program on July 15.