LeadingAge's Thoughts on Cardiac Bundles
LeadingAge submitted a comment letter to CMS October 3 requesting amendments to the proposed rule expanding episodic payment models.
Coding Section GG: Functional Abilities and Goals
The purpose of this data collection is to calculate one of the SNF-QRP quality measures that requires SNF providers to complete an assessment of functional abilities at the beginning of a Part A stay and set at least one discharge goal for one area of functional status listed in Section GG. Upon discharge from Part A, there ...
Showing a Movie? Get a License
Airline pilot "Sully" Sullenberger needed a license to fly the U.S. Airways jetliner that he landed safely in New York’s Hudson River after it was struck by a flock of geese in 2009. And you’ll need a license before residents in your community can gather together to watch actor Tom Hanks portray Sullenberger in a new film ...
CMS Eliminates Certain Opportunity to Correct Options for Nursing Homes
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). CMS ...
Infection Control Pilot Project
This memo announces a CDC and CMS educational pilot survey project related to infection prevention in hospitals and nursing homes. Background The CDC has provided funding for CMS to begin a pilot project to meet identified joint priorities related to assessing the continuum of infection prevention efforts between hospitals ...