Implementation

Electronic health records: Clearing up confusion about federal implementation deadline

Electronic health records: Clearing up confusion about federal implementation deadline

There is no federal mandate for nursing homes, home health programs or residential living facilities to implement electronic health records (EHR). Hence, the upcoming federal deadline for EHR implementation does not apply to providers of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC).

Government conference call will let providers give, get an earful on latest MDS 3.0 changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has hosted free monthly update conference calls for nursing home operators for several years. Next Thursday's edition is bound to be one of the most popular ever. Implementation glitches and other news about the new MDS 3.0 nursing home assessment tool will be the hot topic during the SNF Open Door Forum, which begins at 2 p.m. Eastern. (See the top story at left and the blog entry below for more details and perspective on the subject.) To take part in the call ...