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The median annual cost of a private nursing home room has increased

April 3, 2014

The median annual cost of a private nursing home room in the United States has increased to $87,600, according to the latest annual survey from insurance company Genworth. This is a 4.4% increase from last year. The median price for a semi-private nursing home room increased by
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Avoid Potential Long-Term Care Billing Pitfalls: Preparing for Changes with ICD-10 and the JIMMO Settlement

As the face of long-term billing continues to change, it’s imperative to stop and assess how these ongoing changes are going to affect how you bill and how you will be reimbursed. In this 90-minute webcast, expert Diane L. Brown, BA, CPRA, highlights how ICD-10 will impact your billing practices and what your billing staff needs to know in order to prepare for the transition. She also discusses additional changes to the long-term care billing environment such as the JIMMO settlement, observation status, and current Part B issues and documentation concerns.


Long-Term Care Resident Activities: Ensuring Regulatory Compliance and Quality Care

Fostering a higher quality of life is only one of the many reasons why having a detailed resident activity care plan is important for every resident. In this 90-minute webcast, expert Reta A. Underwood, ADC, describes the intent behind resident activity care plans and why it is essential to have one in place. Learn how to assess your current program while taking the necessary steps to improve its quality. Should a surveyor walk through your door, know that your program will pass the test with flying colors.

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