The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the proposed rule for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) fiscal year (FY) 2020 update. Based on the proposed rule, CMS projects aggregate payments … [Continue reading] about Proposed Medicare Rule for FY 2019 Released
Spring has arrived in Florida. While the days are sunny and beautiful, they’re also warm, which means the heat index is rising. Do you know whether your residents are getting enough hydration? It doesn’t take much for someone who is young and healthy … [Continue reading] about Are your residents staying hydrated?
Effective October 1, 2019 The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) will replace the RUG-IV system currently used for skilled nursing facility (SNF) payment. Unless CMS makes any changes in program implementation, we anticipate the effective date of … [Continue reading] about The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM)
Many of the residents at skilled nursing centers are medically fragile, and with their changing medical needs, their prescribed medication also often changes. What happens to the medicines that are no longer needed for the resident? Some medications … [Continue reading] about New hazardous waste pharmaceuticals rule
We are at the halfway point of the 2019 Florida legislative session. Usually by this time, we have some idea of how our major issues will shake out, but this year has been unusual, and so far, that’s not the case. The Certificate of Need bill, … [Continue reading] about Halfway Through Session, Coalition Emerges