FY 2021 PDPM ICD-10 mappings posted

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CMS has posted the ICD-10 PDPM Mappings for FY2021 on this webpage.  Scroll down the page to find: https://www.cms.gov/files/zip/fy-2021-pdpm-icd-10-mappings.zip-0 is the direct link to this .zip file. You’ll find these spreadsheets when you access that .zip file. Want to keep up with the changing COVID-19 situation in skilled nursing? Subscribe … Read More

Administration proposes to expand telehealth benefits permanently for Medicare beneficiaries beyond the COVID-19 PHE and advances access to care in rural areas

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This Press Release announced CMS changes as well as an Executive Order signed on Monday, August 3, 2020. “The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing changes to expand telehealth permanently, consistent with the Executive Order on Improving Rural and Telehealth Access that President Trump signed today. The … Read More

Five-Star Quality Rating System: Technical Users’ Guide updated July 29, 2020

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CMS posted the updated Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical Users Guide (29-pages) this past week.  The updated State-Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table (4-pages) was also posted. July 2020 Revisions: Temporary Changes due to COVID-19 Staffing Rating Changes: Under the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers, CMS … Read More

COVID-19 response for nursing facilities (Version 3.3) – Texas Health and Human Services

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I’m providing this guidance as another resource to help LTCFs hone their response to COVID-19. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has published this document to give nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities guidance in the event a positive COVID-19 case is associated with the facility.  This 78-page guide is version … Read More