Healthcare

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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Quality Reporting Program: Non-Compliance Letters for SNFs, Hospice, LTCH and IRFs

CMS provided notifications to the facilities that are determined to be out of compliance with Quality Reporting Program (QRP) requirements for CY 2017 for the following provider types: Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Hospice Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Non-compliance notifications were mailed by Medicare Administrative Contractors and placed into QIES CASPER folders […]

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