Chrissy Stillwell-Deaner

CMS says repeal of RUG-IV delay still possible, to relax MDS transmission rules

Federal regulators said Thursday they are hoping that Congress will act by the end of the year to keep in place full-time what is now being called a provisional RUG-IV nursing home Medicare payment system. Still, preparations for an alternate system recently began in earnest, an official for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Thursday during the agency's monthly SNF Open Door Forum conference call.