Jan 01, 2013
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Billing Alert for Long-Term Care

Section 6102 of the Resident Protection Affordable Care Act dictates that SNFs and nursing facilities must have implemented a compliance and ethics program by March 23, 2013. The compliance program should act as a vehicle to detect criminal, civil, and administrative violations.

Dec 01, 2012
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Billing Alert for Long-Term Care

On June 18, the Long-Term and Post-Acute Care ­(LTPAC) Health Information Technology (HIT) Collabo­rative released the 2012-2014 Roadmap for HIT in LTPAC at the ­LTPAC HIT Summit. The roadmap, the fourth published since the collaborative first formed in 2005, provides a glimpse at what long-term care (LTC) facilities need to do in order to fall in line with ­progressive technological improvements.

Dec 01, 2012
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Billing Alert for Long-Term Care

Editor's note: This month's "Q&A" was modified from the HCPro book ICD-10 Essentials for Long Term Care, ­written by Karen L. Fabrizio, RHIA, CPRA. For more ­information or to order, call customer service at 800-650-6787 or visit www.hcmarketplace.com/prod-10188. To submit a question for upcoming ­issues, email Associate Editor Melissa D'Amico at mdamico@hcpro.com.

Dec 01, 2012
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Billing Alert for Long-Term Care

What is the purpose of the Medicare meeting? This meeting allows the interdisciplinary team (IDT) to review each resident and discuss his or her individual needs related to the skilled services being provided. It also allows for the opportunity to improve resident outcomes through a coordinated system of care ­delivery. ­Before we begin reviewing what should be covered during the Medicare meeting, let us discuss who should attend the meeting and how often the meeting should be held.

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jfitzgerald@hcpro.com
Karen A. Thomas
Victorine Courtois