Change Of Therapy

Ask the Payment Expert ... about Change of Therapy assessment

Ask the Payment Expert ... about Change of Therapy assessment

A COT is required when the RUG level increases or decreases. If you do not complete a COT when required, you will be considered to have a late or missed assessment.

Fiscal Year 2015: Can you handle it?

Fiscal Year 2015: Can you handle it?

By

It's that time of the year again! Do the shorter days have you thinking of colorful leaves, a harvest moon, ghouls and goblins on All Hallows' Eve? Or were you a SNF provider waiting for the final rule to go into effect on October 1? I think you will agree the changes this fall represent more "treats" than "tricks."

CMS: Medicare rate will increase 2% in 2015, boosting skilled nursing facility reimbursements by $750 million

CMS: Medicare rate will increase 2% in 2015, boosting skilled nursing facility reimbursements by $750 million

By

Medicare would increase skilled nursing facility reimbursements by $750 million in 2015 under an updated payment rate proposed Thursday. CMS also will begin tying reimbursements to new statistical area designations set by the Office of Management and Budget.

Ask the payment expert ... about inaccurate MDS therapy information

Ask the payment expert ... about inaccurate MDS therapy information

By

What happens if my therapy company makes an error on the MDS and as a result, a change of therapy was missed? Are we still responsible?