QSO-20-28-NH … revised

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Late in the afternoon of July 9, 2020, CMS posted a revised Nursing Home Five Star Quality Rating System updates, Nursing Home Staff Counts, Frequently Asked Questions, and Access to Ombudsman.  This is a 16-page QSO notification. Be sure to review the entire memorandum as well as the FAQ – … Read More

Managing staffing challenges – 7th in national NH training series

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Topic: Managing Staffing Challenges Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020 Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET Advance Registration Required: Register Here.  Open to nursing home leaders, clinical and administrative staff members and others interested in nursing home infection prevention in the era of COVID-19. Note: Once you register, you will receive … Read More

Transparency: Resident and family notification – 6th in national NH training series

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This next session is entitled Transparency: Resident and Family Notification. The session is on Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 4-5pm EDT. During this webinar, the latest federal guidance regarding the importance of transparency during the COVID-19 public health emergency will be reviewed. Participants will learn best practices to implement a comprehensive … Read More

SNF benefit period COVID-19 waiver – Provider information and related billing instructions

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On Friday, June 26, 2020, MLN Matters SE20011 was revised to add the section, “Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Benefit Period Waiver – Provider Information” and related billing instructions. All other information remains the same.  You will definitely want to share this updated information with your billers.  The updated information within … Read More

FAQs on nursing home visitation issued

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CMS issued a 4-page Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Nursing Home Visitation guidance document on Wednesday afternoon, June 24, 2020 (this document is dated June 23rd).  This is a 7-point document that includes responses to these questions: What steps should nursing homes take before reopening to visitors? The reopening recommendations … Read More