Thursday November 21, 2013
Nursing homes, upon the death of a resident, are required to release any funds being held at the facility in the resident's name to the administrator of the deceased resident's estate.
Thursday May 30, 2013
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) required all Medicare/Medicaid Skilled Nursing Facilities to have an effective Compliance and Ethics Program in place by March 23, 2013.
Friday May 17, 2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing this article to provide clarification of Federal guidance regarding Section 3108 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), related to physician delegation of certain tasks in SNFs and NFs to NPPs (NPPs are formerly “physician extenders”) such as nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), or clinical nurse specialists (CNSs).
Wednesday May 8, 2013
This updated Special Advisory Bulletin describes the scope and effect of the legal prohibition on payment by Federal health care programs for items or services furnished (1) by an excluded person or (2) at the medical direction or on the prescription of an excluded person.
Wednesday April 24, 2013
Legislation has been introduced that would make much-needed improvements to the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program and other Medicare audit programs.