Sep 19, 2019
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CMS will hold an open door forum on September 19 for SNFs and LTCs. Discussions will focus on:

  • PDPM updates
  • PBJ updates
  • MS-6058-FC Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process
  • SNF QRP resource update

If you wish to participate, dial 1-888-455-1397. Conference ID: 4676500

Sep 19, 2019
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by Kim Cusson, CCS, CPC

Skilled nursing facilities (SNF) are not new, and yet there are often limited sessions at healthcare conferences that focus on the challenges that these organizations face. Education for the business office can be particularly difficult to find, but its members often wear multiple hats and serve as the last line of defense before a claim is submitted. The many tasks completed by billers and business office managers have reverberating effects on reimbursement, including the complicated and complex process of completing cost reports.

Sep 06, 2019
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CMS will be hosting an open-door forum on September 11 to discuss the status of new Medicare cards and Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBI). Beginning January 2020, Medicare will only accept claims submitted with MBIs. The updated cards are designed to offer better identity protection by replacing social security numbers with unique MBIs. The new Medicare cards were mailed out in August.

Information regarding participation in the open door forum can be found here.

Sep 06, 2019
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The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) penned a letter to CMS administrator Seema Verma in response to a tweet she published earlier in August. The tweet addressed the three-day rule, stating that a SNF resident must first spend three days as a hospital inpatient to be eligible for Medicare coverage, with Verma going on to call out that regulation.

Sep 06, 2019
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The Revenue Integrity Symposium (RIS) brings together some of the industry’s leading experts to train on the most relevant, hot-button issues in long-term care (LTC). It also helps establish a sense of community between providers, fostering opportunities for networking and relationship-building. This year’s symposium will be held October 15–16 in Orlando.

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