Jan 24, 2020
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The Bottom Line

Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, sat down for a rare one-on-one interview with Kaiser Health News senior correspondent Sarah Varney.

They discussed her views on President Donald Trump’s plan for sustaining public health insurance programs, how the administration would respond if Obamacare is struck down by the courts in the future and her thoughts on how the latest “Medicare for All” proposals would affect innovation and access to care.

Jan 24, 2020
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Billing Alert for Long-Term Care

It’s been a big year with lots of changes, particularly with the introduction of PDPM.

Catch up on things you missed, track that article you’d like to have on hand, or start the year off with expert advice by perusing our 2019 story index.

Oct 18, 2019
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The Bottom Line

Find your copy of our exclusive AMBR Journal here. This quarter's issue contains in-depth features on:

MDS coordinators to take on quality
The onset of the PDPM marks another evolution for the MDS and MDS coordinators.

Experts uncover little-known risks and opportunities in PDPM
AMBR asked five long-term care experts to share key PDPM opportunities and risks that SNF providers may not have considered leading up to the transition.

Limit financial risk by enlisting billers to forecast profitability prior to admission
Determining and tracking the profitability of each potential new patient will be key to protecting the SNF’s bottom line in PDPM.

Consolidated billing made simple: Manage relationships
Proactively manage relationships with outside patients and external service providers to avoid costly consolidated billing mistakes

Oct 11, 2019
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The Bottom Line

Proposed legislation H.R. 1309 would require SNFs, among other healthcare organizations, to develop and implement plans to prevent and protect against workplace violence. The plans, at a minimum, would have to be based on the Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 2016 and meet other requirements in the bill.

Oct 04, 2019
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The Bottom Line

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced plans to pursue criminal charges against SNFs accused of violating the False Claims Act, according to Bloomberg Law. In the past, these violations have been treated subject to civil penalties, but the DOJ will now bring criminal charges against more egregious offenders.

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