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CMS to host conference call on RUG-IV, payments on Tuesday

CMS to host conference call on RUG-IV, payments on Tuesday

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Tuesday will host a conference call on the Resource Utilization Group-Version 4 (RUG-IV) and the interim payment system this year for skilled nursing facilities.

CMS to host call on interim implementation of RUG-IV

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will hold a conference call for skilled nursing home providers on the Resource Utilization Group-Version IV (RUG-IV) system this Wednesday, June 23, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. The toll-free call will review key aspects of the RUG-IV case-mix system, which will take effect on an interim basis on Oct. 1, 2010, according to the agency.

CMS might need six months before starting to reprocess nursing home payment claims, agency says

CMS might need six months before starting to reprocess nursing home payment claims, agency says

It could take federal regulators six months or more to devise and implement a new payment scheme for nursing homes after a new resident assessment tool goes active Oct. 1, an official with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Thursday.