CareNumerix, LLC is pleased to announce it has added the results of Nursing Facility Health Inspections, Fire & Safety Inspections and CMS' Nursng Facility Quality Indicators to all its reports. For more information please email Pam Corbin RN
CMS Office of Public Affairs Press Release: BED SORES CAN BE STOPPED WITH PROPER CARE IN NURSING HOMES MEDICARE PROJECT SHOWS. A diligent and sustained focus on preventing serious bed sores in nursing home residents was remarkably effective according to the results of a project sponsored by CMS. Click here for details.
Medicare PPS and Consolidated Billing for SNFs for FY 2008 CMS issued its final rule for FY 2008 SNF PPS rates. In addition, the final rule revises and rebases the SNF market basket, and modifies the threshold for the adjustment to account for market basket forecast error. Rates are effective Oct 1, 2007. Cost Report clients should email Tim Jalbert if you have not received your facility's Rate Impact Analysis.
FY 2007 Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities--Update--Notice
On July 27, 2006, CMS proposed a 3.1 percent increase in Medicare payment rates to HHAs for calendar year 2007. The proposed increase would bring an estimated extra $420 million in payments to HHAs next year. As part of this proposed rule, CMS is implementing pay-for-reporting provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. View rule. In addition, CMS proposed changes to Medicare payment for oxygen equipment and capped rental durable medical equipment (DME) due to the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. View the DME Background information.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that its contingency plan for the HIPAA compliant transaction 835, or Electronic Remittance Advice, will expire on October 1, 2006. A Special Edition MLN Matters article has been developed to help the Medicare fee-for-service provider community prepare for this change. You can access the article here. (PDF)
Tim Jalbert to present at the 8th Annual Education Exposition on March 22, 2006 at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough, MA. The title of the seminar is "Implementing an Effective Short-term Rehab Program."
NEW SNF PPS: Medicare's new SNF RUG-53 PPS will be implemented beginning January 1, 2006. Clients should have received a complete analysis of the impact of the changes on their operations from our Holliston Office. If you haven't please contact Tim Jalbert at 603-867-7772. Additional information on the new groups, software updates, payment implications, and other areas related to RUG-53 are available on CMS' new website: www.cms.gov
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