• RAI  Manual v1.17.1 Posted for Oct. 1 Implementation (9/19)

    RAI Manual v1.17.1 Posted for Oct. 1 Implementation (9/19)

    By CMS -

    This page contains the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17.1 and MDS forms, effective October 1, 2019. This version of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual incorporates clarifications to existing coding and transmission policy; it also addresses clarifications and scenarios concerning complex areas. 

    Since the preliminary release of the manual on May 20, 2019, changes have been made to clarify which assessments swing bed providers must complete; the definition of the “interruption window” for interrupted Part A-covered stays; the coding of item I0200B; and changes related to group therapy policies, as well as other corrections. Please see the document titled “MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17.1 Replacement Manual Pages and Change Tables_October 2019."

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  • Sept. 19 SNF/LTC Open Door Forum Agenda and Call-in Info

    Sept. 19 SNF/LTC Open Door Forum Agenda and Call-in Info

    By CMS -

    The next CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum scheduled for:  

    Date:  Thursday, September 19, 2019

    Start Time:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET);

    Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time.

    Conference Leaders: Todd Smith & Jill Darling

    **This Agenda is Subject to Change**

    I.   Opening Remarks

    Chair – Todd Smith (Center for Medicare)

    Moderator – Jill Darling (Office of Communications)

    II.   Announcements & Updates

    *PDPM Update

    *PBJ Update

    *Policy Questions should be sent to: NHStaffing@cms.hhs.gov

    *Technical Issues/Questions should be sent to: NursingHomePBJTechIssues@cms.hhs.gov

    *PBJ Website: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Staffing-Data-Submission-PBJ.html

    * CMS-6058-FC Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process

    *SNF QRP resource update

    III. Open Q&A

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