Provider Relief Fund Updates

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continues to make payments to healthcare providers from its Provider Relief Fund.  At the same time, HHS continues to issue new guidance and refine existing guidance on an almost daily basis.  In order to keep you informed, we are pleased to provide you with the following updates. […]

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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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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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