COT

Fiscal Year 2015: Can you handle it?

Fiscal Year 2015: Can you handle it?

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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."

Nursing homes must be on top of MDS changes, expert says

Nursing homes must be on top of MDS changes, expert says

Nursing home operators need to make sure their MDS coordinators are paying close attention to the changes to the prospective payment system, an expert said yesterday during the last 2011 McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar.

CMS did more than 'just' cut Medicare pay by 11.1%

CMS did more than 'just' cut Medicare pay by 11.1%

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Have you started your COT trending analysis? On Aug. 8, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the final ruling and commentary for the new implementation of the MDS changes set to take effect on Oct. 1. Of these many changes, I believe the most significant will be with the Change of Therapy OMRA.