Providers will learn what PPS care redesign means for them, and how quality initiatives can help them improve the bottom line at a Feb. 7 McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar. The broadcast, "A quality-based approach to surviving turbulent times ahead," begins at 1 p.m. Eastern Time and offers one free CE credit to attendees.
The SNF Open Door Forum to be hosted Thursday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should get the phone lines burning. PPS Payment reform, 2015 payroll staffing data collection, quality measures and more will be discussed.
At first, the MDS 3.0 Quality Measures do not appear to be very different from those based on MDS 2.0. But "the devil is in the details" and nearly every measure that seems familiar is different in some way. One of the most significant changes is in the resident and record selection.
Leading provider groups are sharply critical of a Medicare advisory committee's recommendation that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should massively overhaul the skilled nursing facility reimbursement system and rates.
Officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will be hosting a monthly Skilled Nursing/LTC Open Door Forum a week from Thursday (Oct. 20) — not on Oct. 13, as originally announced. It promises to be anything but a run-of-the-mill provider conference call.
Nursing home administrators must be absolutely certain their billing department staff and MDS coordinators are up to speed on the newly implemented PPS rules for therapy. That is one of the central messages that came through at a special McKnight's webcast Oct. 5 that focused on changes to MDS 3.0 and nursing home payment systems. A rebroadcast of the extremely popular hourlong session is attainable in the mcknights.com archive. Interested individuals simply must re-enter the sign-in environment or complete the free registration for the first time.
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.