[On-demand webinar] COVID-19: Strategy and perspective from the front lines

Ken BellCOVID webinar, COVID-19, Secure News, Training4 Comments

As COVID-19 began to spread, the focus was on hospitals in the scramble to ensure adequate staffing, beds, equipment, and resources to care for coronavirus patients. In an ill-advised move to help address this, CA and NY State officials announced that nursing homes couldn’t refuse patients coming from the hospital, … Read More

New code for COVID-19 effective April 1

Lisa Selman-HolmanCOVID-19, Industry, Secure NewsLeave a Comment

The new code for COVID-19, U07.1, is one of two new codes that will be added to the code set effective April 1, 2020. New codes are usually effective on October 1, except in the case of emergency, so we will have two codes in the new U chapter, one … Read More

CMS waives QRP requirements in response to COVID-19

Ken BellCOVID-19, Industry, Secure NewsLeave a Comment

On Sunday, Mar 22, the Center of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) waived several QRP requirements for skilled nursing facilities, allowing providers to focus all their attention on residents during the coronavirus pandemic.  “In granting these exceptions and extensions, CMS is supporting clinicians fighting Coronavirus on the front lines,” said … Read More