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Steven Littlehale

Fiscal Year 2015: Can you handle it?

It’s that time of the year again! Do the shorter days have you thinking of colorful leaves, a harvest moon, ghouls and goblins on All Hallows’ Eve? Or were you a SNF provider waiting for the final rule to go into effect on October 1? I think you will agree the changes this fall represent more “treats” than “tricks.”

Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L

No more Rehab Medium RUG defaults

Well, Oct. 1 has passed, and we’re all still hanging in. The biggest changes we saw to rehab were the addition of reporting co-treatment minutes on our billing logs and Section O on the MDS. And, the new question of “how many DISTINCT calendar days” were received between SLP, OT, and PT.

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.

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