Final Rule

Providers get an 'A' for submitting PBJ data, officials say

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Around 90% of long-term care providers have submitted electronic staffing data, officials said Thursday.

The changing environment for post-acute providers

The changing environment for post-acute providers

With all of the changes in our health system, I often ask myself how our post-acute providers are going to address the challenges of transitioning from fee-for-service to value-based purchasing and bundled payments.

Debating the obscure parts of the final rule

Debating the obscure parts of the final rule

If misery loves company, take comfort in knowing many of your long-term care colleagues are doing the same thing this week.

Arbitration clauses in nursing home final rule getting federal scrutiny

Arbitration clauses in nursing home final rule getting federal scrutiny

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The future of nursing home arbitration agreements is under scrutiny by the Office of Management and Budget as part of its nursing home final-rule review.

CMS promises ICD-10 software six months in advance

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Providers will receive needed coding and billing software six months before the ICD-10 transition date, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced. This is double the lead time that providers had for a planned 2014 transition, which was delayed by a year.

SNFs may help enroll: CMS

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Organizations may serve as authorized representatives for nursing home residents in the Medicaid application and enrollment process, according to a final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

CMS adds appeals process in final nursing home-closure rule

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Long-term care facilities will have to notify the federal government, state survey agencies, state long-term care ombudsmen, residents and residents' legal representatives at least 60 days in advance of any closure, under a final rule issued Friday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The facilities will also have to provide a relocation plan for residents.

HHS finalizes ICD-10 delay

HHS finalizes ICD-10 delay

Healthcare providers will have an extra year to become compliant with ICD-10 coding standards and will be issued standardized identification codes, according to a final rule issued by Department of Health and Human Services on Friday.

CMS announce electronic funds transfer standards final rule

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An interim rule governing the adoption of healthcare electronic funds transfer standards is now final and in effect, government officials announced.

CMS clarifies Medicaid eligibility requirements under the Affordable Care Act

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a final rule clarifying eligibility and income standards for the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Medicare SNF Final Rule: An analytics- based perspective

Medicare SNF Final Rule: An analytics- based perspective

While the changes to the new SNF PPS rule have been summarized as a simple number reflecting an overall revenue decrease of 11.1%, there are many details in the rulemaking that result in a disproportionate impact upon individual providers.