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Quality in the age of new PPS and regs at Feb. 7 webinar

Quality in the age of new PPS and regs at Feb. 7 webinar

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.

SNF Open Door forum features blockbuster topics

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.

Analytically Speaking: CMS Quality Measures for MDS 3.0

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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.

Skilled nursing groups slam MedPAC recommendations to revise payment system

Skilled nursing groups slam MedPAC recommendations to revise payment system

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.

CMS to disseminate more info about MDS 3.0, other issues and address questions in conference call

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.

MDS 3.0 webcast: The first week with changes ... what do we do now?

MDS 3.0 webcast: The first week with changes ... what do we do now?

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 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.