Healthcare

January 1, 2020 Ohio SNF Medicaid Rates

Medicaid rates for Ohio nursing facilities were recalculated on January 1, 2020, to reflect: Semi-annual case-mix adjustment using the average of the June 30, 2019, and September 30, 2019, Medicaid case-mix scores. Removal of the 2.4% SNF market basket price increase implemented on July 18, 2019, and the addition of a new ORC 5165.26 quality […]

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2020 Part B Fee Schedules & Industry Updates

With the New Year upon us, HW&Co. would like to wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. As always, the New Year brings many changes to the Long-Term Care Industry. We are pleased to provide you with updates on some of these changes. In this issue: 1. 2020 Part B Fee Schedules 2. […]

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October 2019 Five-Star Ratings and New Abuse Notification

The release of the October Five-Star ratings observed a few more revisions to the system effecting nursing facilities (NF).  Although not as significant as what was experienced in April 2019, there were a few tweaks and modifications to the quality measure categories and the health inspection rating calculations. Similar to the July ratings, 69% of […]

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Healthcare data breaches can threaten your financial well-being

Like many sectors of the economy, the healthcare industry regularly suffers data breaches. Healthcare analytics company Protenus has found that nearly 32 million patient records were breached between January and June 2019 alone. Alarmed? You should be. However, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk that thieves will get a hold of […]

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PDPM Rates Now Available!

CMS Issues FY 2020 Medicare SNF PDPM Rates Effective October 1, 2019 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final rule updating Medicare rates for skilled nursing facilities for federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 in the August 7, 2019, Federal Register. The rates will be effective from October 1, 2019, through September […]

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