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- CMS issues transmittal to update the Medicare Provider Reimbursement Manual
CMS issued a transmittal updating the Medicare Provider Reimbursement Manual, Chapter 41, which directly affects SNFs. Learn more about these changes today!
- 2014 SNF Proposed Rule Analysis: Revising and rebasing the SNF market basket
CMS issued its annual proposed rule featuring payment updates for SNFs in 2014, which proposes revising and rebasing the SNF market basket. Do you understand what this proposal means? Let’s breakdown what this revising and rebasing really means to SNFs.
- Ask the expert: BIMS assessment
Diane Brown is a long-term care regulatory specialist and lead educator for HCPro's Medicare Boot Camp-Long-Term Care Version. In this Q&A with Diane, she answers a question about using visual clues/cues during the BIMS assessment.
- Reminder: MDS correction policy to be updated effective May 19
CMS is revising the MDS correction policy outlined in Chapter 5 of the MDS 3.0 RAI manual. This revision is effective May 19, 2013. Learn more about this quickly approaching revision today.
- MDS Professor: MAC claim review
A claim is reviewed with an RUC HIPPS code. The A/B Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) determined that the therapy services were reasonable and necessary but not at the level billed. Which of the following will occur?
Click through to find out the possible responses and the correct answer!
- 2014 SNF Proposed Rule Analysis: MDS item addition
CMS issued its annual proposed rule featuring payment updates for SNFs in 2014. In addition, the rule also includes a proposed new item for the MDS 3.0. Let’s look deeper at the proposed MDS item addition.
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2014 SNF Proposed Rule Analysis: Revising and rebasing the SNF market basket
Ask the expert: BIMS assessment
2014 SNF Proposed Rule Analysis: Payment changes breakdown
2014 SNF Proposed Rule Analysis: MDS item addition
Ask the expert: Coding music therapy minutes