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Long-Term Care Survey Alert

Quality:
Brace Yourself for Focused Surveys And Compliance Probes
Scrutiny of quality of care likely to reach new highs in 2016. The Centers for Medicar... Read more
MDS 3.0:
Heed These Changes to CAT Specs
Revisions are effective Oct. 1, 2016. Delirium and cognition loss are among the Care A... Read more
Risk Analysis:
Are You Making A Potentially Expensive Mistake?
Poor follow-through could earn you huge fines. If you thought you could be perfunctor... Read more
Reader Questions
Question: What’s the proper way to document respite care in the MDS 3.0? Answer:... Read more
Survey Strategies:
Tap This Insider Tool to Improve Dementia Care -- or Invite Survey Citations
CMS worksheet reveals clues to compliance in 2016. What began as a five-state dementia... Read more
Toolkit:
Take Advantage of This Dementia Care Guidance
If your facility does not yet plan care according to nationally accepted dementia care g... Read more
Reimbursement:
Recognize What Earns a Special Care High RUG
Take note of when a resident would classify as Clinically Complex, not Special Care High... Read more
Section J:
Know When Shortness of Breath Is Indicative of a Change In Condition
Hint: Watch resident’s behavior to identify whether it is a current issue. Codin... Read more
Heads Up:
CMS Posts New Draft MDS 3.0 Item Sets & Data Specs
You can now get a sneak peek at the draft versions of the MDS 3.0 for October 2016. But ... Read more
Drug Management:
Your Rx for Enhanced Survey Results: Make Medication Management a Priority
Beware the feds’ broad new definition of “psychotropic.” Take note: ... Read more
Medications:
Know What Should Not Be on the Prescription List
Use these tools to guide nursing home prescribing. Evidence-based tools and guidelines... Read more
MDS 3.0:
Stay Updated with These RAI Manual Revisions
Some of these crucial changes relate to the transition to ICD-10. The RAI Manual&rsquo... Read more
Quality of Care:
Are You Ready for PBJ Electronic Staffing Data Requirements?
Tip: Learn to differentiate between primary and secondary responsibilities. As of July... Read more
Industry Notes:
You Now Have A Choice Between Text & XML Format Final Validation Reports
Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) now show two Final Validatio... Read more