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Mythology vs. Reality in Rehab

Insights into some very commonly misunderstood or misrepresented scenarios in LTC rehabilitation.
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Resource Measure Draft Released

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ICD 10 Resources

ICD-10 Specialty Resources Guide and ICD-10 Post-Implementation: Coding Basics Revisited
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MLN Connects offers---IMPACT Act: Connecting Post-Acute Care across the Care Continuum Call — Registration Opening Soon

During this call, CMS subject matter experts and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT discuss the implications of the IMPACT Act for health information exchange across the care continuum.
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AHCA responds to MedPAC Draft Recommendations

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) presented an updated draft recommendation to Congress at its December meeting. While the proposed recommendation language changed, the sentiment of their recommendation remained unchanged: they are asking to freeze future increases to Medicare payment rates for skilled nursing providers.
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Common Working File: Dark Days

For the upcoming January 2016 Release, CWF will be observing one business “dark” day (Thursday, December 31, 2015).
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MedPAC Advisors Consider FY 2017 SNF Payment Recommendations

At the December 10-11, 2015 meeting, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) assessed current payments and developed draft recommendations for next year, which begins the cycle of developing recommendations for their annual March report to Congress. During the December meeting, MedPAC discussed payment recommendations affecting post-acute care facilities, physicians, hospitals, Medicare Advantage plans, outpatient dialysis and hospice services.
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AHCA Submits Comments to CMS on Requirements of Participation Via Email release 10/14/15

AHCA has submitted extensive comments to CMS regarding the proposed rule on Requirements of Participation. The Association is adding its voice to the thousands of others who have told CMS that the proposed rule asks for too much, too soon, and at too great a cost.
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Quantity and now Quality of Staffing weaved into SNF Proposed Rules

CMS in its Proposed Rule for Skilled Nursing Facilities released in July “directed facilities to conduct their own internal assessments to evaluate whether or not they had adequate staffing.
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5 Star Rating to Be Investigated

U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) called for a GAO Report on the federal government’s nursing home rating system.
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