CMS program had unintended outcome for Black residents with dementia, study suggests
Oct 01, 2021
The rate of schizophrenia diagnoses rose significantly for Black nursing home residents with dementia after the CMS National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care launched in 2012, a new analysis finds.
Proposed rule and quality: What your rehab team should know
Jun 17, 2021
The future of quality-driven care is coming. Is your therapy team ready? Reviews of the FY 2022 SNF PPS Proposed Rule often highlight key areas related to data trending, lack of budget neutrality and forthcoming...
CMS: New RAI manual still on hold
Aug 07, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not release an updated version of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual in the near future, the agency confirmed Thursday.
New MDS updates depend largely on state Medicaid agencies, expert says
May 20, 2020
How providers respond to an update of MDS item sets 3.0 (version 1.17.2) will largely depend on what their state Medicaid agency will require under the new format, one payment expert emphasized Tuesday.
Latest MDS update could leave providers in ‘limbo,’ expert says
May 19, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated MDS 3.0 items (version 1.17.2) along with related technical data specifications. But providers could be left in “limbo” as they await for more...
BREAKING: CMS posts new draft version of MDS 3.0 Item Set Change History
James M. Berklan
Jan 23, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted a detailed MDS 3.0 Item Set Change History for its next version of the MDS, which is scheduled to go live Oct. 1, 2020.
Evaluating extensive versus moderate assist
Aug 17, 2015
Step one for improving accuracy for Section G ADL coding is to improve understanding between the language MDS uses to define levels of function and impairment in comparison to how rehab teams and nursing...
The ballad of the MDS coordinator
Jun 08, 2015
A NADONA presentation focused on preparing documentation and audits spent time diving into the way MDS managers are treated — and it doesn’t look great.
Ask the payment expert … about RACs
Apr 06, 2015
I thought the Recovery Audit Contractors were on hold, so why did I receive a request from our RAC for a Medicare Advantage resident?
Online Expo begins Wednesday
Mar 24, 2015
It might still be snowing in some parts of the country, but there’s no better sign of spring than the beginning of the McKnight’s Online Expo.