Northwell Health, New York’s largest health system, announced plans to launch a new telehealth platform, providing on-demand virtual care at two local SNFs. The two facilities, Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation in the Bronx, and Glen Cove Nursing and Rehabilitation on Long Island will have access to the 23-hospital health system, allowing staff to […]
CMS has released change request 11855, on July 31, 2020, to implement the calendar year 2021 home health Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) payment policies. The change request imposes a penalty for delayed RAP submission implementation. Specifically, a non-timely submission payment reduction will occur “when the home health agency does not submit the RAP within […]
CMS has announced a policy allowing issuers to offer temporary premium reductions for those with 2020 coverage in the individual and small group markets. This is part of the agency’s efforts to facilitate the nation’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) and provide some additional flexibility to help ensure that consumers struggling to […]
Appendix Q, Core Guidelines for Determining Immediate Jeopardy, has been revised. Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) represents a situation in which entity noncompliance has placed the health and safety of recipients in its care at risk for serious injury, serious harm, serious impairment or death, according to CMS. Training for surveyors and non-surveyors on the revised Appendix […]
This blog post was written by Reg Hislop III, and reprinted by permission. The bulk of my work centers around gathering data, analyzing trends and working with the leadership of various organizations to implement strategy or more centered, strategies. The process is iterative, interactive and always fascinating. Throughout my career, I’ve worked within (virtually) every […]
One of our regulatory experts answers a question about the new End of Therapy OMRA clarifications and EOT-R OMRA provision included in the SNF PPS Final Rule for 2012.
You should monitor residents who have fluid imbalances or are at high risk of dehydration by calculating intake and output (I&O) each shift.