The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released its June 2009 Report to the Congress: Improving Incentives in the Medicare Program on June 15.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released several revisions to its Quality of Life F-tags. The revisions under the State Operations Manual, Appendix PP, Guidance for Surveyors went into effect on June 12.
The following F-tags were revised:
•F172 Access and Visitation Rights
•F175 Married Couples
•F242 Self-Determination and Participation
•F246 Accommodation of Needs
•F247 Notice Before Room or Roommate Change
•F252 Safe, Clean, Comfortable and Homelike Environment
•F256 Adequate and …
Regulatory Specialist Diane Brown dicusses how to deal with the admission MDS when a resident is discharged on the 14th day of his or her SNF stay.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid services recently updated its Web site to include three new MDS 3.o-related documents.