March 2020

New Forms, New Guidelines and More!

Make sure your staff knows about these. You may use the previous versions through the end of March, but you are required to use the new versions beginning April 1. 

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February 2020

Revenue Cycle Transformation Bootcamp - Increase Your Bottom Line

“The age of volume-driven fee-for-service medicine is gradually giving way to value-based care.” This is what Kathy Whitmire had to say about transforming healthcare leadership in order to improve revenue cycles. 

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January 2020

ADVISORY: Changes to MDS v1.18.0

CMS posted the DRAFT version of the MDS Item Sets that LTC providers will use this October. That includes the swing bed item set (SP).
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January 2020

Read the Federal Register Much?

Does reading the November 12, 2019 released calendar year 2020 Federal Register OPPS final rule somehow not make it to your list of “things to do”? If not, join the masses but you might have missed key information that will put your organization at a disadvantage or loss of revenue.

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December 2019

Demand It - Coding Assistance a Click Away

Reasons why most skilled nursing settings need coding assistance are abundantly clear. Even the most experienced MDS Coordinator or a staff member who has become coding certified in the last year may not understand the minutiae of the code and the magnitude of coding to reimbursement and survey outcomes. Here’s a short list of potential errors to consider:

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November 2019

Need to Nail a “10” on your ICD Codes?

Whether you are a MDS Coordinator intensifying your knowledge of ICD-10s or a Coder training in skilled nursing services, SNFs and PPS swing bed programs are tasked with “perfection” on October 1. The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) demands discipline specific coding that captures the need to be inpatient and the care being provided each resident.

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