OMRA

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."

No more Rehab Medium RUG defaults

No more Rehab Medium RUG defaults

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Well, Oct. 1 has passed, and we're all still hanging in. The biggest changes we saw to rehab were the addition of reporting co-treatment minutes on our billing logs and Section O on the MDS. And, the new question of "how many DISTINCT calendar days" were received between SLP, OT, and PT.

Handbook offers a one-step MDS 3.0 reference tool

Handbook offers a one-step MDS 3.0 reference tool

Extended Care Products' OMRA Handbook gives operators MDS 3.0 information and guidelines in one resource. The handbook offers free future updates.

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 to repeat MDS 3.0 training conference call

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have announced that it will host an additional conference call on Sept. 1 about policy changes to MDS 3.0 for 2012.

CMS adds additional training session call on payment changes

CMS adds additional training session call on payment changes

Due to overwhelming interest from skilled nursing facility operators, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has added a training conference call on changes related to MDS 3.0 on Sept. 1.

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.