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Senior Living Health Care Connection Newsletter

News and insights related to the senior living and long-term care industry.

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: 2018 PPS Rates Correction

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a correction updating skilled nursing facilities’ prospective payment system rates.

  • November 07, 2017

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: Payroll-Based Journal Alert

Information collected through the payroll-based journal system provides regular analysis of staffing patterns in nursing facilities.

  • October 09, 2017

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: Prepare for ROP Phase 2

Learn about key changes involved in the phase 2 implementation of the requirements for participation in Medicare and Medicaid programs.

  • August 24, 2017

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: New Medicare Cards Coming

In an effort to increase security, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will issue new Medicare cards. Learn more.

  • August 03, 2017

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: SNFs May Get 2 Percent Cut

SNFs determined to be noncompliant with quality reporting program requirements may be subject to a 2 percent payment reduction. Learn more.

  • July 31, 2017

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: Proposed Final Rule for SNFs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published the proposed final rule for skilled nursing facilities. Learn more.

  • May 25, 2017

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: Payroll-Based Staffing Reminder

Providers have until May 15 to submit staffing data for the quarter. Submit early to avoid delays due to errors or needed corrections.

  • April 10, 2017

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: ADRs' Effect on SNFs

Learn about the growing number of additional development requests (ADRs) that are affecting skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).

  • March 09, 2017

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: 2017 Therapy Code Changes

Learn about physical and occupational therapy code changes for 2017 affecting senior living and long-term care facilities.

  • January 24, 2017

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: Ready for Oct. 1 Changes?

Learn about the regulatory compliance changes that long-term care facilities will be responsible for, starting Oct 1, 2016 and beyond.

  • September 27, 2016

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: New CMS Quality Measures

Learn about the six factors that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services uses to calculate Five-Star Quality Ratings for nursing homes.

  • July 07, 2016

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: FY17 SNF PPS Proposed Rule

On April 25, 2016, the CMS issued its proposed rule regarding fiscal year 2017 Medicare payment rates for SNFs, effective Oct. 1, 2016.

  • May 11, 2016

INSIGHT ARTICLE

Senior Living Health Care Connection: PEPPER Update

Learn how the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) affects your skilled nursing facility.

  • April 27, 2016

INSIGHT ARTICLE

Senior Living Health Care Connection: Public Use File

Learn about the Skilled Nursing Facility Utilization and Payment Public Use File and its impact on your organization.

  • April 07, 2016

INSIGHT ARTICLE

Senior Living Health Care Connection: Billing Trends Alert

Skilled nursing facilities are cautioned to accurately report and bill therapy services, especially when therapy changes.

  • February 24, 2016

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: Quality Reporting Program

Read on to learn about the IMPACT Act's Quality Reporting measurements and they affect skilled nursing facilities.

  • January 22, 2016

INSIGHT ARTICLE

Senior Living Health Care Connection: Value Based Purchasing

Skilled nursing facilities: Learn about the new Value-Based Purchasing program and its impact on skilled nursing facility payments.

  • November 30, 2015

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: Staffing Data Collection Alert

Stay compliant with ACA Section 6106. Learn best practices for submitting staffing data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

  • October 16, 2015

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RSM’s Senior Living Health Care Connection: Prepared for ICD-10?

Health care organizations: Have you taken the steps to ensure a smooth transition to ICD-10? The October deadline is looming.

  • June 26, 2015

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RSM's Senior Living Health Care Connection: Consolidated Billing

Consolidated billing continues to concern nursing facilities. Learn what SNFs should do to ensure appropriate payment to outside providers.

  • May 05, 2015

INSIGHT ARTICLE

RSM’s Senior Living Health Care Connection: ICD 10 is Coming

With the approaching deadline of October 1, 2015, facilities are reminded to prepare for their ICD 10 transition.

  • April 21, 2015

INSIGHT ARTICLE

Welcome to RSM’s Senior Living Health Care Connection

RSM’s Senior Living Health Care Connection provides the latest compliance and reporting news related to the long-term care industry.

  • March 11, 2015

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