Tag: change of therapy

Is it Dementia, or is it a treatable condition?

Sudden changes in mood, memory, personality, or behavior are not typical of a cognitive disease progression and may instead indicate the presence of something treatable. All too often, however, when a person has dementia, the care team is quick to blame the disease progression for every other thing that goes wrong. If a resident hits […]

CMS is seeking technical expert panel members for QMs

CMS is currently soliciting nominations for technical expert panel members for quality measures developed under the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act) to meet the domain of the transfer of health information and care preferences. The quality measures, Transfer of Information at Post-Acute Care Admission, Start, or Resumption of Care from […]

Modifications to HCPCS Code Set

The scheduled release of modifications to the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code set are available on the HCPCS Quarterly Update web page. Changes are effective on the dates indicated on the update. Keep Up to Date on ICD-10! Visit the CMS ICD-10 website for the latest news and official resources, including the Next […]

2017 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Files Available

The 2017 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code updates, including a complete list of code titles, are available on the 2017 ICD-10-CM and GEMs and 2017 ICD-10-PCS and GEMs webpages. The posted files contain the complete versions of both ICD-10-CM (diagnoses) and ICD-10-PCS (procedures). 2017 General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) will be posted in August 2016 Official Coding […]

Medicare Makes Enhancements to the Shared Savings Program to Strengthen Incentives for Quality Care

On June 7th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule improving how Medicare pays Accountable Care Organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program for delivering better patient care. Medicare is moving away from paying for each service a physician provides towards a system that rewards physicians for coordinating with each […]

Job Opening at HCPro: Medicare Regulatory Specialist-PER DIEM (LTC)

We are seeking a Medicare Regulatory Specialist for HCPro-BLR Healthcare to teach our Medicare Boot Camp®-Long-Term Care Version and to partner with fellow regulatory instructors and the HCPro product team to identify and launch new training resources, including boot camps, seminars, elearning, webcasts, and books. The Medicare Boot Camp®-Long-Term Care Version is an intensive, four-day […]

HCPro Customer Survey

HCPro is conducting a customer survey to better understand our customer’s responsibilities and workflows, to better improve our training, education, and communication with customers. Please take this short survey so we can best meet your needs. Click here to take the survey.

CMS Long-Term Care Open Door Forum is Thursday, April 28, 2pm EST

The next CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum scheduled for: Date:  Thursday, April 28, 2016 Start Time:  2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET); Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time. Conference Leaders: Todd Smith & Jill Darling **This Agenda is Subject to Change** Opening Remarks Acting Chair – […]

CMS announces initiative to transform primary care

On April 14, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)  announced its largest-ever initiative to transform and improve how primary care is delivered and paid for in America. The effort, the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model, will be implemented in up to 20 regions and can accommodate up to 5,000 practices, which […]