Skilled nursing tops best place to work for aging services

Ranked at the top of the 50 Best Workplaces for Aging Services by Fortune magazine are two skilled nursing facilities, Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center based in Commack, NY, and Van Dyk Healthcare, based in New Jersey.
Fortune analyzed more than 162,000 employees in creating its first Aging Services recognition list. Organizations had to qualify, pay a fee, and submit employees to questioning about culture.
View the rest of the list here.

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 …

CMS releases updates to billing for flu vaccine

by The Bottom Line
Flu season is August to April. Make sure you’re prepared to start billing for the influenza virus vaccine by staying up to date on the latest code and payment allowance updates. So far, CMS has released the following two notices:
1. Payment allowances for the influenza virus vaccine are updated on August 1 each year. This year’s annual update has been released, according to a CMS MLN Matters article. Click here for 2018-2019 …