Only $59! SNF Final Rule Webinar

Presented on:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 1:00–2:00 P.M. EST
Presented by:
Stefanie Corbett, DHA
CMS’ final rule, effective in October 2019, is a major overhaul for the long-term care industry, including SNFs. To survive, stakeholders must understand how reimbursement will work and how their facilities will need to function.
Join expert speaker Stefanie Corbett, DHA, for this 60-minute webinar. Learn what you need to know about the new case-mix groupings, how therapy is affected, and what SNFs need to …

Tip: Audits and the False Claims Act’s far reach

If the results of an internal audit determine that Medicare was billed inappropriately, the provider is in potential violation of the False Claims Act, which describes a violator as any entity or person that causes the federal government to make payments for goods or services that are a) not provided, b) provided contrary to federal standards or law, or c) provided at a level or quality different than what the claim was submitted for.
In other …

Alzheimer’s Association launches pilot to help ALFs care for patients

The Alzheimer’s Association has launched a pilot program to connect dementia care experts with assisted-living facilities (ALF). The program is modeled after ECHO, or Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, a telemonitoring program that uses videoconferencing to share information. This pilot connects dementia care experts with leaders from ALFs. The program lasts six months and will include presentations and case studies to enhance care.
The ECHO program started with hepatitis C specialists helping rural primary care providers …

CMS posts latest release of Public Use File

by Home Health Line.
CMS has posted the latest Home Health Agency Public Use File (PUF), with data from 2016.
The PUF contains information on home health utilization, payment, submitted charges and demographic and chronic condition indicators organized by CMS Certification Number, Home Health Resource Group and state of service.
Data cover 2013-16 and contain 100% final-action institutional claims for the Medicare fee-for-service population, according to CMS’ August 2018 methodological overview.
The PUF has information for 10,139 home health …