RUGS-IV

Ask the payment expert ... about MDS changes and payment

Ask the payment expert ... about MDS changes and payment

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With all the changes to the MDS on Oct. 1, 2013, how will payment be affected?

A good first step but more to do with MDS 3.0

A good first step but more to do with MDS 3.0

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It was a long first day, but there was tremendous value and everyone who is here has learned what the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' positions are with the April updates and some of the policy changes they're talking about. The changes are thought provoking and some are what I would consider on the edge of being a little controversial.

Delay of RUGs-IV confuses calculation of nursing home reimbursement rates, regulators say

Delay of RUGs-IV confuses calculation of nursing home reimbursement rates, regulators say

Federal health officials said Thursday that they still don't have a way to calculate proper Medicare nursing home reimbursement rates after mandated changes are to take place this fall with the introduction of MDS 3.0.