The proposed rule, included in the Federal Register July 12, incorporates specific provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). It “expands current Medicare and Medicaid regulations regarding the imposition and collection of civil money penalties by CMS when nursing homes” do not comply with Medicare regulations.
Holleran, a national research firm specializing in the not-for-profit senior living sector, released a study July 12 which shows that a facility’s five-star rating does not line up with how a resident or family member will rate their satisfaction with the facility.
Our guest blogger answers a visitor’s question about coding one-time catheterizations on the MDS 3.0.
Guest blogger Anthony Cirillo, FACHE, ABC, discusses Accountable Care Organizations and how these will affect long-term care.