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MDSCentral is your place to ask questions, get the latest long-term care and MDS news, and find resources to make your job easier. We’ll keep you updated on new regulations, provide analysis of long-term care issues, and help you navigate the MDS 3.0. Our regulatory experts will answer selected questions in our Ask the Experts section.
October 9, 2014
As part of an ongoing effort to increase transparency and accountability in health care, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released today the first round of Open Payments data to help consumers understand the financial relationships between the health care industry, and physicians and teaching hospitals.
This release is part of the Open Payments program, created by the Affordable Care Act, and lists consulting fees, research grants, travel reimbursements, and other gifts the health care industry – such asContinue reading...
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Adopting ICD-10 in Long-Term Care: Moving From Education to Implementation
December 17, 2014
How prepared is your facility for the ICD-10 transition? The October 1, 2015, implementation date is right around the corner.
Adopting ICD-10 in Long-Term Care: Moving From Education to Implementation will help long-term care providers determine where they are and where they need to be with the ICD-10 coding transition. During this 90-minute webcast, long-term care coding expert Karen L. Fabrizio, RHIA, CHTS-CP, CPRA, will review current ICD-10-CM timelines and guidelines, examine long-term care coding and workflow processes, including departmental challenges and crosswalk pitfalls, and explain how to bridge the gaps to optimize ICD-10 coding preparation, implementation, and management.