Tag: skilled nursing facility

Reminder: Written notice of all resident transfers and discharges required under new rule

As part of the final rule published in October 2016 by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revising Conditions of Participation, new requirements were placed on the resident transfer and discharge process, mandating that: The facility must notify the resident and the resident’s representative of the transfer or discharge in writing; and The facility […]

CMS experts to present on SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, March 15

On Wednesday, March 15, 1:30pm – 3:00pm ET, CMS experts will present on the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, including confidential quarterly feedback reports and implementation guidance. During this call, listeners will: Gain an understanding of the significance of readmissions and how SNF risk-standardized readmission rates are computed Learn how to navigate […]

Medicare requires a Medicare Part A PPS Discharge Assessment, effective October 1

Under the IMPACT Act, SNFs are required to submit patient assessment data regarding a resident’s admission to and discharge from a Medicare Part A Assessment, effective as of October 1, 2016. Providers who fail to submit this required data (used for quality measures calculation) may face a 2%-point market basket rate reduction effective October 2018. […]

Is your facility properly equipped with a sprinkler system?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a memo sent to state survey agency directors about the past August 13 deadline that states that all nursing homes should have installed automatic sprinkler systems. The memo summarizes what surveyors need to understand about this new requirement including: Requirement: All nursing homes must be fully […]

Ask the expert: Changing of payers and PPS schedule

Q: I have always been instructed that if someone changes skilled payers, such as from a Medicare Advantage Plan to regular Medicare Part A, that the PPS schedule has to be restarted.  Someone asked me where to find the documentation for this, and I am having difficulty locating this. Can you please give me some […]