Harmony Healthcare Blog

Updated Medicare Benefit Policy Manual

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Wed, Feb 26, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised Chapter 8 ”Coverage of Extended Care (SNF) Services Under Hospital Insurance” with implementation on January 7, 2014. This manual is the Medicare authoritative publication for making skilled coverage decisions and ensuring documentation supports the care provided. This source document is utilized by Medicare reviewers in detailing why a claim for skilled rehabilitation or nursing services is denied.

Read More

Topics: Medicare, Medicare Length of Stay, Medicare Benefits

Optimizing Medicare Part A Length of Stay with Discharge Planning

Posted by The Harmony Team on Thu, Jun 14, 2012
Read More

Topics: Medicare Part A, LOS, Length of Stay, Discharge Planning, Medicare Length of Stay

Medicare Length of Stay

Posted by The Harmony Team on Wed, Jun 23, 2010
Medicare Length of Stay:  Harmony collects length of stay data for our clients. This information is a valuable tool for further analyzing Medicare revenue and rate trends. Some facilities have a brief Medicare length of stay. The intensity of programs offered soon after admission may not be realized with the limited length of stay. For example:
Read More

Topics: Length of Stay, Medicare Reimbursement, Medicare Length of Stay

Subscribe to The HHI Blog

Posts by Topic

see all
New Call-to-action

Stay connected!