New rules regarding social media policy in nursing homes released by CMS
This letter includes advanced guidance regarding revisions in State Operations Manual (SOM) Chapter 7-[Enforcement], Sections §7304 - 7304.3; 7306.1; 7308.3; 7400.5.1; 7400.6.2; 7313.2, pertaining to the Immediate Imposition of Federal Remedies (previously referred to as Opportunity to Correct or No Opportunity to Correct).
Planning for a large renovation project can be a daunting task. This Direct Supply webinar recording highlights the importance of renovation planning and detail the elements of a successful upgrade.
We have updated the Medicare Part-B rate calculation tool for final rates reflecting provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act signed into law in December 2013. The law allowed for a 0.5% average increase in Medicare payment rates and extended the 2% sequestration cut for all health care providers for another 2 years. Access to this tool requires login via My.LeadingAge.
In April CMS introduced two new MDS-based quality
measures to NH compare. These will be phased in to the Five Star Rating
System by January 2016. These measures are calculated using two ADLs in
G0110 that have not been used before. Judy Wilhide Brandt,
RN, reviews the coding for these new measures