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  • MedPAC encourages Medicare beneficiaries to use higher-quality PAC providers

    During the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) public meeting on Thursday, March 1, analyst Evan Christman reviewed options for modifying Medicare’s hospital discharge rules to encourage beneficiaries to use higher-quality PAC providers.

  • IMPACT Act, improving care coordination special open door forum planned March 28

    Learn about the development and testing of standardized patient assessment data elements mandated by the IMPACT Act during an upcoming special open door forum.

  • New targeted probe info shows need to scrutinize therapists' documentation

    Conduct a quality audit of documentation your therapists submit. CMS’ targeted probe-and-educate review is ongo-ing, and it’s clear that therapy and therapists’ documenta-tion will be among the things Medicare Administrative Contactors (MACs) review.

  • What does our administrator job description need to cover?

    As with any position in the company, it is important to set clear expectations for the position. These expectations are set through the use of job descriptions. An employee job description should include a list of job duties as well as essential functions.

  • How do I sequence this code if it is a sequela of a TBI?

    Code the TBI first, with S06.9x0S (Unspecified intracranial injury without loss of consciousness, sequela) followed by the code for the major neurocognitive disorder, F01.50. When coding sequela . . .

  • How can we better collaborate on OASIS?

    Agencies must abide by certain regulations in order to participate in the Medicare program, as well as abiding by any state or local regulations that apply. It is important to understand that OASIS is a document with a single signature attesting to the accuracy of the information collected. Combining the home health regulations with the OASIS requirements has led to the widely held perception that the OASIS is the responsibility of one clinician alone, but it is not.


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