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Top 25 Regulatory Updates for the Nursing Home Industry

Five-Star Health Inspections, Staffing (PBJ and CMI), and Quality Measures

Isolation and Quality Care Top 10 Criterion You Need to Know: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Repost

Medicare Minute: COVID ICD-10

Medicare Minute: Spell of Illness

Medicare Minute: 3 Night Qualifying Stay

Medicare Minute: Skilling the COVID-19 Patient

COVID-19 Seniors at Risk: Top 8 Things to Prevent Death

COVID-19 Strategies to Alleviate the Mental and Psychosocial Impact

ICD-10-CM Coding: COVID-19 Update & Searching for Codes

Isolation and Quality Care Top 10 Criterion You Need to Know: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Coronavirus and Influenza Outbreak: Top 20 Things You Need to Know

PDPM - Where are We Now Q&A: Part 9

PDPM - Where are We Now Q&A: Part 8

PDPM - Where are We Now Q&A: Part 7

PDPM - Where are We Now Q&A: Part 6

PDPM - Where are We Now Q&A: Part 5

PDPM - Where are We Now Q&A: Part 4

Trauma Informed Care: Top 10 Trauma Causing Events from Childhood

PDPM - Where are We Now Q&A: Part 3

Medicare Minute: Payroll-Based Journal

Medicare Minute: CMS Abuse Icon

PDPM - Where are We Now Q&A: Part 2

PDPM - Where are We Now Q&A: Part 1

Medicare Minute: Nurses Rule The World

AHCA Provider Lounge: Georgia Health Care Association (GHCA)

Medicare Minute: Top 4 Tags for Trauma-Informed Care

AHCA Provider Lounge: Recruiting and Retaining Staff

AHCA Provider Lounge: Betsy Johnson - Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities

Medicare Minute: What Happened to Section G?

Medicare Minute: Therapy Billing Codes

AHCA Provider Lounge: Heath Boddy - Nebraska Health Care Association

PDPM: Lessons Learned from Month One of PDPM

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Mark Parkinson - AHCA

Person-Centered Care: Substance Abuse Support for Veterans

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Ava Green - Grace Healthcare

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Cynthia Morton - National Association for the Support of LTC

Home for the Holidays: Leave of Absence

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Bob Asztalos - Florida Health Care Association

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Phil Scalo - Bartley Healthcare

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Janine Finck-Boyle, LeadingAge

[ICYMI] Therapy Contract Negotiation for PDPM

[ICYMI] MDS Transmission Timeframes

[ICYMI] Top 10 Things You Need to Know About PDPM Transition

[ICYMI] PDPM Transition Tips: MDS Nurse Assessment Coordinators

MDS Transmission Timeframes

Respiratory Therapy: MDS Coding and Documentation Support

PDPM Transition Tips From the Field: MDS Nurse Assessment Coordinators

Immediate Jeopardy: Revised Parameters and Referring Crimes to Law Enforcement

Therapy Contract Negotiation: Top 11 Things You Need to Know for PDPM

PDPM Q & A: Respiratory, Diagnoses Codes, Shortness of Breath and More

Top 10 Things You Need to Know About PDPM Transition

ICD-10 Coding and Skilled Nursing Care

Consolidated Billing in a Skilled Nursing Facility: Top 4 Things to Know

Top 5 Strategies: ICD-10 Coding and Skilled Diagnosis

Top 10 Things To Know About Triple Check PDPM Style

Just Breathe: Top 4 Reasons Why Respiratory Therapy Makes a Comeback

ICYMI: PDPM: Admission Screening

ICYMI: Restorative Nursing: Crucial for Patient Quality, Critical for PDPM

ICYMI: PDPM: Impact on Medicaid Case Mix States

ICYMI: PDPM Basics for MDS Coordinators

HIV/AIDS State Coding Prohibited

PDPM: Admission Screening

PDPM: Top 3 Areas for Systems Implementation

PDPM Basics for MDS Coordinators

SNF QRP (Quality Reporting Program) Time Tables

Patient Driven Payment Model: Bootcamp #1 Questions & Answer

Therapy Caps (Medicare Part B) KX Modifier Thresholds: Top 4 Things to Know

Immunization: What does “up to date” mean?

PDPM: Impact on Medicaid Case Mix States

Restorative Nursing: Crucial for Patient Quality, Critical for PDPM

ICYMI: Long-Term Care and the Data Dilemma

ICYMI: Mark Parkinson's Advice for SNFs in 2019

ICYMI: Therapy Utilization under Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM)

Transition to Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM): Nurse Leader Strategies

ICYMI: Competency Assessment for Nursing Homes

ICYMI: Patient Driven Payment Model: Q & A (Part 3 of 3)

ICYMI: Patient Driven Payment Model: Q & A (Part 2 of 3)

ICYMI: Patient Driven Payment Model: Q & A (Part 1 of 3)

Antipsychotic Medications: Expectations, Regulations, and Strategies

ICYMI: Five Strategies for Pain Management

ICYMI: PEPPER Release Date: April 5th, 2019

PEPPER Release Dates: Access Your Facility's Data

Requirements of Participation (RoP): Overview Phase III

Infection Prevention: Four Key Actions

ICYMI: Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program Data Collection & Final Submission Deadlines for FY 2021

ICYMI: The National Database MDS Resident Matching Process

Antipsychotic Medications: Risks and 5 Components to Consider for Minimized Usage

ICYMI: QAPI Program for Falls

Patient Driven Payment Model: Questions and Answers (Part 3 of 3)

Patient Driven Payment Model: Questions and Answers (Part 2 of 3)

Patient Driven Payment Model: Questions and Answers (Part 1 of 3)

Top 4 QAPI Requirements due November 28, 2019

Competency Assessment for Nursing Homes

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #7 Enforcement, Discipline and Incentives

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #6 Responsibility and Oversight Committee 2019

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #5 Auditing and Monitoring 2019

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #4 Prevention and Response 2019

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #3 Education and Training 2019

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #2 Reporting and Investigating - 2019

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #1 Policies and Procedures

Compliance Series: 7 Elements of An Effective Compliance Program 2019

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Challenges Facing SNFs in Rural America

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Building Better Healthcare Partnerships

QAPI Program for Falls

The National Database MDS Resident Matching Process

Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program Data Collection & Final Submission Deadlines for the FY 2021 SNF QRP

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Improving Patient-Care Through Innovative Post-Discharge Model

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Eden Alternative Approach to Person-Centered Care

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Therapy Utilization under Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM)

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Balancing Margin and Mission

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Long-Term Care and the Data Dilemma

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Mark Parkinson's Advice for SNFs in 2019

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: The Case for Palliative Care

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Solving the Staffing Dilemma

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: The Journey to Gold (Quality Award)

ICYMI: Leave of Absence

SNF PPS Final Rule FY2019: Principal Diagnosis and Expected Decline

Leave of Absence

SNF Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP): Top 10 Things you Need to Know

Five Strategies for Pain Management

MDS 3.0 Updates Effective October 1, 2018: Question and Answer (Part IV of IV)

MDS 3.0 Updates Effective October 1, 2018: Question and Answer (Part III of IV)

MDS 3.0 Updates Effective October 1, 2018: Question and Answer (Part II of IV)

MDS 3.0 Updates Effective October 1, 2018: Question and Answer (Part I of IV)

Intent to Transfer and Discharge Letter

OT Skilled Treatment Techniques for Dementia (Part II)

ICYMI: Skilled Care (Occupational Therapy) for Dementia: Part I

ICYMI - More Questions and Answers: ABN and NOMNC

SNF Value-Based Purchasing: Hospital Readmissions Incentive Payment Multiplier

Siderails/Bedrails F700: State Operation Manual Appendix PP

SNF PPS Final Rule FY19: Top 10 Things You Need to Know

More Questions and Answers: ABN and NOMNC

Skilled Care (Occupational Therapy) for Dementia: Part I

Survey Update: Immediate Jeopardy and Immediate Imposition of Federal Remedies

MDS Validation Reports and Grouper Accuracy

Notice of Medicare Non-Coverage (NOMNC) Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage (SNFABN) Part VII

Notice of Medicare Non-Coverage (NOMNC) Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage (SNFABN) Part VI

Notice of Medicare Non-Coverage (NOMNC) Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage (SNFABN) Part V

Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage (SNFABN): Part IV

Notice of Medicare Non-Coverage (NOMNC): Part III

Question and Answer: NOMNC and SNFABN: Part II

Notice of Medicare Non-Coverage (NOMNC) and Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage (SNFABN) - Part I

Medicare Week:  Fact or Fiction 2018

MDS PPS Assessments Compliance (Part 2): Missed Assessments

MDS PPS Assessments Compliance (Part I): Late Assessments

Value-Based Purchasing Program (VBP): Skilled Nursing Facility

Skilled Nursing Documentation for Admissions

Top 12 E-Tags: Emergency Preparedness

Enforcement Freeze on 8 F-Tags

F-Tags: Severity and Scope

Top 10 F-Tags Deficiency Trends in Nursing Facility Health Inspections

Therapy Modes of Care Under a Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM)

Merry Walker Ambulation Device: Restraint or Not a Restraint

RCS-1 Resident Classification System Version 1 Delayed until October 2019 and Modified to Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM)

Quality Measure: The Ability to Move Independently Worsened

SNF Value-Based Purchasing: Hospital Readmissions 2% Reduction or a 1% Increase

Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Data Collection: Top 10 Things You Need to Know

Requirements for Requirements of Participation (RoP) Overview Phase I, Phase II and Phase III

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Active Residents Equal Happy Residents

SNF PEPPER Report - April 2018 Release

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: SNF Staffing Amid Regulatory Challenges

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Providing for a Sicker, Better-Informed Resident Base

Medicare Part A Required SNF PPS Assessments: Back to Basics (Part 3 of 3)

Medicare Part A Required SNF PPS Assessments: Back to Basics (Part 2 of 3)

Medicare Part A Required SNF PPS Assessments: Back to Basics (Part 1 of 3)

RCS-1 Modes of Therapy: MDS Guidelines (Section O)

Person-Centered Therapy Services

VA Hospital: 3-Night Qualifying Medicare Stay

Positioning Devices, Self-Releasing Devices and Restraints

Respiratory Therapy: MDS Coding, Criteria and Qualified Professional

Denial Letters: ABN = Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage

Physical Restraints: Identify the Effect of the Device, Not the Device

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Setting the Standard for a World-Class Organization

RCS-1 (Resident Classification System Version 1): Questions and Answers

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Finding Success through Data Collection, Respiratory Therapy and Specialization

Medicare Part B Outpatient Therapy Caps Eliminated: Top 5 Hot Points

Medicare Part B Therapy Cap Update

Medicare Part B Caps

Coffee with Kris: A Laugh with Lenny Clarke

Therapy: When is it Evaluation? When is it Treatment?

60 Day Spell of Wellness: Back to Basics

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: What RCS-1 Means for Therapy in the SNF

Immediate Jeopardy: Scope and Severity

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Defining and Refining Patient Population for the Facility Assessment

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: A "Gold Standard" Facility

Bed Inspections: Risk for Entrapment

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Meeting New Staffing Standards

2017 AHCA Provider Lounge Series: State of Medicaid in the State of New Jersey

2017 AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Case Mix in a Value-Based Purchasing Environment

2017 AHCA Provider Lounge Series: A Post-Acute Care World Without Paper?

2017 AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Prioritizing in a Sea of Regulatory Change

2017 AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Facility Assessment, A Baseline Measurement for the SNF

2017 AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Quality in a Data-Driven World

Person-Centered Care: Quality of Care and Quality of Life

Therapeutic Pass, LOA and Midnight Rule

Twelve Things to Know About the TB12 Method

Top 3 Things You Need to Know for SNF Operational Success

Consolidated Billing in a Skilled Nursing Facility: Top 4 Things You Need to Know

ADL Coding: The Rule of Three

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