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Lower 14 RUG Days: What You Need to Know

Posted by Sally Fecto on Tue, Aug 08, 2017

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


Every month we arrive at our client sites to perform monthly audits.  The Harmony HealthCARE Specialists review a litany of metrics invaluable to the integrity of the Compliance Auditing and Monitoring System established by Harmony Healthcare International (HHI). We work diligently prior to the visit to hit the ground running with a checklist of areas of interest for our review. 

What is trending you ask? Interestingly enough, Lower 14 RUG Days. Yes, these days were on the rise after the 10.1.11 implementation of the Change of Therapy Assessment.  However, since 2011, the industry adjusted to this impact.  Now the question one asks oneself is: 

  1. Does your Facility RUG distribution yield any Lower 14 Days?
  2. If yes, why? 
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