Q: On Oct. 1, the MDS starts collecting information regarding provision of the current reconciled medication list to subsequent providers or the resident. How should we prepare?
Staying the course: Lessons from ponies for upcoming Medicare changes
Aug 31, 2023
There’s a certain kind of magic when watching eq competitions, especially when it involves someone dear to you. Over the weekend, our daughter, Emmy Grace, took part in her first hunter jumper 2-foot...
What therapy teams should know about proposed changes to the SNF quality reporting program
Apr 13, 2023
The time is here. The time is now for us all understand the upcoming shifts to the skilled nursing facility quality reporting program (SNF QRP). This is not simply a program for one department to understand....
MDS meets VBP: I love a good value, don’t you?
Oct 10, 2022
I love a good value, don’t you? It’s hard to find one these days in this economy. Recently a friend of mine purchased a used vehicle from a reputable local dealership. Within a week, the engine...
Patient and family engagement — understanding CoreQ
Apr 14, 2022
On April 11, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare payment policies and rates for skilled nursing facilities under the Skilled Nursing Facility...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced late Thursday that it will delay adjustments to nursing homes’ Patient Driven Payment System pay rates until next year. It also will be giving providers...
Pressure mounting on CMS to exclude COVID vaccination data in quality reporting
Jun 18, 2021
More long-term care stakeholders are calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to ditch its proposal to expand the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program to include staff COVID-19...
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...
Providers want CMS to delay proposal for new HAI, hospitalization measure
Jun 11, 2021
LeadingAge is ‘concerned’ about a proposed measure tracking healthcare-associated infections requiring hospitalization.
Major provider group to CMS: Don’t include staff COVID vax reporting in QRP
Jun 09, 2021
A proposal by the federal government to expand the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program to include staff COVID-19 vaccination rates is being opposed by the nation’s second largest nursing...