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Webinar: Therapy Services During COVID-19

Webinar: Therapy Services During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, therapy services are still essential for the care of residents in a SNF. Best practices for provision of all services are being update frequently as the CDC and CMS release guidelines for practice settings and use of PPE. Join us as Pat Newberry, VP Clinical Services covers the recent guidelines and precautions that should be considered when providing therapy services in the SNF.

Medicare Payment Model for SNFs

Medicare Payment Model for SNFs

With the implementation of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) on October 1, 2019 there is little doubt that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is all about change. It is important for SNFs to understand the new payment system that will help them transition smoothly into a value-based environment.

It is likely that Medicare Advantage plans will also in some fashion adopt it in whole or in part, allowing for seamless integration across payers. Here are important items that have changed and what has stayed the same.

[Updated] 30 Days of Nurse Appreciation

[Updated] 30 Days of Nurse Appreciation

From delivering high-quality patient care to positively impacting society, nurses are imperative to the success of their organizations, profession and healthcare in general. We’ve found some of the best words that exemplify the exceptional nurse. Which word best describes you or your favorite nurse?

[Updated] MDS Scrubber COVID-19 Update

[Updated] MDS Scrubber COVID-19 Update

In response to recent CMS announcements regarding COVID-19, Team TSI has instituted additional coding alerts that are designed to inform providers to potential issues related to COVID-19 and updated CMS guidelines or waivers that may have an impact on MDS coding as well as resident care and services.

The Importance of PBJ and Five Star Rating

The Importance of PBJ and Five Star Rating

Section 6106 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires facilities to electronically submit direct care staffing, including agency and contract staff and census information on a quarterly basis. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has named their reporting system the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ).