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  1. CMS Announces New PBJ Focus and Oversight Initiatives

    The Memo announces that CMS will inform state survey agencies of facilities with potential staffing issues.  Using the new PBJ data, CMS will identify the following: Facilities with low staffing on the weekends Facilities with several days in a quarter without an RN onsite CMS ...

  2. 5 SNF QRP Measures Newly Added to Nursing Home Compare

    The newly reported measures include: % of residents or patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened (short stay) (MDS data) Application of % of long-term care hospital patients with an admission and discharge functional ...

  3. CMS Publishes SNF Performance Data on Readmissions under VBP

    The good news is that 3,983 SNFs received an increase in their rates over and above earning back the 2% that CMS takes to fund the incentive pool.  Of those, 440 SNFs (2.9%) were assigned a number 1 rank and as such received the maximum rate increase of roughly 1.65% increase on their Medicare FFS rates (after the 2% was ...

  4. Why Life Plan at Home Programs Need Actuaries

    A 4-hour Deep Dive during the 2018 LeadingAge Annual Meeting highlighted the important role that actuaries play in establishing and sustaining Life Plan at Home programs.

  5. Bringing a Culture of Courtesy to Your Community

    How one life plan community responded when interpersonal conflicts threatened to undermine the culture it had worked hard to develop for 60 years.