Don’t be left in the dark! Be sure to access the memos from CMS (links below) to learn how the changes in the star rating and the Nursing Home Compare website could impact your operations! There is special attention being focused on Oregon nursing centers so please make yourself and your team aware of these important updates! https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Downloads/QSO-20-02-NH.pdf https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Downloads/QSO-20-01-NH.pdf
The AMDA has recently written a letter to CMS regarding their stance on the new red hand consumer alert icon on Nursing Home Compare. You can read the letter by downloading the file below. HealthCap recently published a podcast about the CMS “red hand” campaign.
If you work in the SNF world you are familiar with the CMS 3-day stay rule, head in the bed for three nights in acute care to qualify for SNF care. The good news is that there is movement underway to revise this criteria and is currently in Washington DC for review. Let’s keep out fingers crossed that we gain …
What is the so-called “Red Hand Campaign” that was launched by CMS last fall? Join HealthCap CEO Peter Feeney as he talks with HealthCap Risk Managers Cheryl Wilcox, RN, CLNC, RAC-CT, and Dorene Spies, LNHA about the campaign, what it is, how it can affect facilities, and what to do if you receive a “red hand” icon on nursinghomecompare.com.
CMS has produced a series of podcasts “Nursing Home Strategy Part I – Strengthening Oversight,” that summarizes what CMS is doing behind the scenes and discusses recently published memos, survey process changes, and “putting patients above paperwork.” This is the first of many podcasts. The podcast largely discussed abuse and neglect, the surveyor’s responsibilities, law enforcement involvement, and reporting consistency …
CMS recently blogged about their five-part approach they are using to ensure safety and quality in America’s nursing homes. The approach is: Strengthen Oversight Enhance Enforcement Increase Transparency Improve Quality Put Patients over Paperwork Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services wrote about the first strategy, Strengthen Oversight, in a recent blog post.
This 4-minute video demonstrates how a caregiver can utilize information collected from multiple scenarios to accurately code GG0110. Prior Device Use.
This 4-minute video demonstrates how to distinguish between Code 02, Substantial/maximal assistance and Code 03, Partial/moderate assistance when coding GG0170C. Lying to sitting on side of bed
This 4-minute video demonstrates how to distinguish between Code 05, Set-up or clean-up assistance and Code 04, Supervision or touching assistance when coding GG0130B. Oral Hygiene.
Last year, CMS announced its intention to undertake a multi-year effort—with the input of providers and other stakeholders—to revise the current E/M documentation guidelines. This video features a panel discussion talking about the revisions.
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