The Minimum Data Set manual will be revised to reflect a new correction policy, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced.
Total Medicare reimbursements to skilled nursing facilities would increase by $500 million in 2014 under the new payment rate proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The agency is also proposing a new Minimum Data Set item related to therapy.
An immediate jeopardy citation can throw a long-term care facility into a crisis, but providers can use the government's guidelines as a quality assessment tool. That's the topic of one of the presentations at the seventh annual McKnight's Online Expo. Additional sessions will give an update on the Minimum Data Set, offer insight into relational agents in a healthcare setting, target wound care research and describe the current outlook for obtaining capital.
The American Health Care Association announced Thursday that it will employ a new, proprietary methodology for calculating case-mix adjusted hospitalization metrics for its members in its national Quality Initiative.
We're hearing a lot about the looming world of accountable care organizations, or ACOs, especially with Monday's unveiling of the 32 "pioneer" organizations. Odds are you have a lot of work to get ready.