Healthcare

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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OSCPA feature Tony LaNasa, CPA, CFE, in recent article.

The Ohio Society of CPAs has featured Tony LaNasa, CPA, CFE, managing principal of HW&Co.’s Columbus office, in an article detailing how new accounting pronouncements will ‘significantly’ affect health care. “New accounting pronouncements are here, and experts are suggesting health care organizations work closely with accounting firms to “tackle these issues at the front end” […]

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July 2019 Five-Star Ratings: No Change for 70% Of Nursing Facilities

The July Five-Star Quality Ratings for nursing facilities (NF) show that 70% of facilities had no change in star ratings. This comes one quarter after major changes to the rating system caused a decrease in stars for 37% of facilities. For a detailed explanation of the changes, please read this article on our website. The […]

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