Ask the legal expert: Legal concerns for MDS and RUG-IV
Nov 01, 2010
John Durso, Esq. Ungaretti & Harris LLP
CMS says repeal of RUG-IV delay still possible, to relax MDS transmission rules
Oct 29, 2010
Federal regulators said Thursday they are hoping that Congress will act by the end of the year to keep in place full-time what is now being called a provisional RUG-IV nursing home Medicare payment system....
‘Tis nursing home conference season
Oct 22, 2010
It’s hard to believe we’re in the midst of another conference season. The American Health Care Association’s annual meeting already has passed and the American Association of Homes and...
CMS says it is correcting MDS 3.0 system glitch
Oct 22, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is planning to release final MDS 3.0 validation reports, including revised reports, by 9 p.m. tonight, the agency said Thursday. A coding error caused the agency...
CMS provider call next month to focus on RUG-IV changes, payment issues
Oct 20, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a conference call for providers on Nov. 9 to discuss some of the recent significant changes made to the Resource Utilization Group-Version 4 (RUG-IV)...
Oct 19, 2010
It’s amazing what some lines of computer code can do. In the case of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, it threw off the workings of the new MDS 3.0 system.
What MDS 3.0 will mean for nursing home providers
Oct 01, 2010
So, it’s finally here. MDS 3.0, the updated resident assessment tool, has officially taken effect. So how exactly will this highly anticipated system change the way you, nursing home providers, operate?...
MDS 3.0 nursing home resident assessment tool goes into effect today
Oct 01, 2010
Perhaps the largest operational change in nursing homes since the beginning of the prospective payment system is taking place today. Implementation of MDS 3.0, a resident assessment tool, starts.
Providers get final session to query federal regulators before MDS 3.0 / RUG-IV start
Sep 10, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a skilled nursing / long-term care Open Door Forum conference call for providers at 2 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) Wednesday. It is the final regularly...
Officials detail MDS, RUG transition options for skilled nursing
Aug 27, 2010
Providers get a week to digest options for MDS 3.0 and RUG-IV transitions discussed during a conference call with federal regulators before attending another call in the series. The next call will be from...