Around 90% of long-term care providers have submitted electronic staffing data, officials said Thursday.
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.
If misery loves company, take comfort in knowing many of your long-term care colleagues are doing the same thing this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An interim rule governing the adoption of healthcare electronic funds transfer standards is now final and in effect, government officials announced.
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.
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.