CMS corrects therapy coding examples in RAI Manual

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has corrected some therapy coding information in the recently released Minimum Data Set 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument Manual.

The updates affect coding examples on pages 3, 5 and 6 of Chapter 3, Section O. CMS also corrected a Chapter 3 flowchart pertaining to activities for daily living, and the Section O change table on page G-7 of Section G.

The RAI Manual v1.11 was released in September. It includes new items to track distinct calendar days of therapy.

Click here to access the corrections, which were posted to the CMS website on Tuesday.

CMS also recently issued clarification to Medicare providers about revalidation of their enrollment information, which is necessary under the Affordable Care Act. Providers that enrolled in the Medicare program prior to March 25, 2011, must revalidate their enrollment information to make sure it meets new screening criteria.

Medicare Administrative Contractors will send revalidation notices to providers by March 2015, according to CMS. The guidance issued on Monday explains the process for responding to these notices. Click here to access.

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