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CMS Updates Emergency Preparedness Requirements

On November 19, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made two revisions to emergency preparedness requirements for nursing facilities under a rule taking effect Nov. 29, 2019. Read a summary of the rule’s impact prepared by LeadingAge national.  

Now Available: Confidential Feedback Reports for SNF Quality Reporting Program

On October 17, 2017 by Julie Apold

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program Confidential Feedback Reports containing the claims-based IMPACT Act measures are now available via the CASPER Reporting System. 

New Resource Available: Nursing Home Admission-Related Requirements

On September 26, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

Our care center members occasionally ask what information they are required to provide to new residents as part of the admissions process. To assist with that question, we have developed a list of admission-related requirements and added it to the Issues Updates page of our website. 

Care Centers: Sign-Up for Nursing Home Advisory Group

On July 26, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

LeadingAge has formed a Nursing Home Advisory Group to help members address the current needs and challenges of operating nursing homes. Members are encouraged to sign-up to participate in this group. 

Legislature Makes Changes, Maintains Commitment to Value-Based Reimbursement

On May 31, 2017 by Jeff Bostic

The Health and Human Services Finance bill that was signed into law yesterday included some changes to the Medicaid payment system for care centers, Value-Based Reimbursement, that will have a modest impact on providers. Most of the changes addressed issues that have been identified during implementation of the new system. A couple of those pieces produced savings for the state, which made the changes popular with legislators.  

Survey Says: Nursing Home Salaries Increase

On August 9, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

Nursing home administrators nationwide experienced the third highest increase in salary over the past year, according to a new survey from the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service. 

New Medicare Rates for SNFs Effective Oct. 1

On August 9, 2016 by Jeff Bostic

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently published a final rule with the new Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) rates effective for the year starting Oct. 1. We have calculated the rates for all regions of Minnesota.

Sweeping Revisions Proposed to Regulations of Long Term Care Facilities

On July 15, 2015 by Jodi Boyne

During this week’s White House Council on Aging, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a proposal to make major changes to improve the care and safety of the nearly 1.5 million residents in the more than 15,000 long-term care facilities or nursing homes that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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