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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: New PDPM case mix (part 3)

Learn about the new patient-driven payment model case mix for skilled nursing facilities, including nontherapy ancillaries.

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: New PDPM case mix (part 2)

Learn about the new patient-driven payment model case mix, including nursing components, recently released by CMS.

  • March 15, 2019

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: New PDPM case mix (part 1)

Learn about the new patient-driven payment model case mix, including therapy components, recently released by CMS.

  • February 07, 2019

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: Part B changes for 2019

Part B fee schedules for 2019 received a 0.1 percent increase and have been in place since Jan. 1, 2019. Learn more.

  • February 01, 2019

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Senior Living Connection: Another value-based purchasing update

Skilled nursing facilities’ Medicare fee-for-service payments must reflect the rate adjustments due to value-based purchasing. Learn more.

  • December 11, 2018

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: New quality reporting measures

Learn about the quality reporting program measures released by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for skilled nursing facilities.

  • November 19, 2018

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: Home office cost requirements

Home office cost statement requirements will be enforced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Learn more.

  • September 17, 2018

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: Final Medicare payment rule

The Medicare payment rule for 2019 was finalized for skilled nursing facilities and prospective payment systems. Learn more.

  • August 27, 2018

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: Minimum data set changes

Learn about the new minimum data set changes for skilled nursing facilities. Making these key updates will affect future reimbursement.

  • July 23, 2018

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: PPS and consolidated billing

Get insights on prospective payment system, case-mix payment methodology and consolidated billing changes for skilled nursing facilities.

  • June 08, 2018

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: Beneficiary notices clarified

Get clarification on the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ skilled nursing facility advance beneficiary notice. Learn more.

  • May 31, 2018

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: New Patient-Driven Payment Model

It’s expected the new patient-driven payment model will be more closely aligned with skilled nursing facilities’ quality reporting systems.

  • May 08, 2018

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: Value-based purchasing update

The skilled nursing facility value-based purchasing program started fiscal year 2018. Learn important program payment dates and more.

  • April 26, 2018

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: New Medicare cards

In April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will phase in new Medicare cards using randomly assigned numbers. Learn more.

  • March 14, 2018

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: TPE program update

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services moves forward with the targeted probe and educate program to reduce claims denials and appeals.

  • March 01, 2018

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: Part B therapy caps repealed

The therapy cap on Medicare Part B therapy services has been repealed. Learn what this means for your skilled nursing facility.

  • February 26, 2018

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: Part B therapy alert

Due to developing guidance, Part B therapy providers should closely monitor the amount of therapy furnished, beginning with services.

  • January 15, 2018

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Senior Living Health Care Connection: New survey process need-to-know

Long term care providers must implement a new survey process launched on Nov. 28. Learn about the need for baseline care plans and more.

  • November 28, 2017

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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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Events / Webcasts

LIVE WEBCAST

Senior Living PDPM webcast

  • June 19, 2019

RECORDED WEBCAST

Health care industry spring 2019 webcast series

  • May 15, 2019

IN-PERSON EVENT

Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference

  • February 20, 2019