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two-factor authentication (2FA) whenever available. This requires a second code be entered that
will be provided through text, email or token in addition to your User ID and
write down your User ID or password and particularly never write it down and
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Maintain healthy security by maintaining healthy
Ninety-five days, three months, or one quarter to go until
the hard transition from RUG-IV to PDPM. However you prefer to frame it,
there’s no denying the next few weeks will demonstrate a shift from theoretical
planning of the facility processes to practical application. Within the current
planning process Reliant has been privileged to be included in many of your
conversations regarding facility education opportunities, interdepartmental
communication strategies, and service delivery execution under PDPM.
The preparation and planning strategies have circulated
around accurate MDS coding to ensure appropriate resource provision for the
patient’s care needs while a resident in our facilities. We are actively
educating all levels of nursing staff, therapy staff, administration, and
admissions coordinators in expected conversation changes, but have we
considered education needs beyond the facility?
Under PDPM, facilities will be asking more detailed
questions of the hospital discharge coordinators and specialists’ offices.
We’ll be seeking clarification, coding specificity, and asking probing
questions to ensure the patient’s assessment reflects all active comorbidities
and conditions. As such, our community partners may begin to ask, “Where is
this coming from?” Providing these partners with a big picture snapshot of PDPM
and potential conversation changes will help to ease questions and prepare our
partners for their own best practice referral strategy.
Team work and collaboration should start before a resident’s
admission to the SNF and continue throughout the entire stay. If you haven’t already, now is the time to
reach out to your partners to initiate conversations regarding any process
changes required for this transition. By
working together and proactively engaging our referral sources, we can identify
education targets now, and avoid pitfalls in the future.
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available. Providers have until March 4, 2019 to review their performance data prior to the April 2019 Nursing Home Compare site refresh, during which this data will be publicly displayed. Corrections to the underlying data will not be permitted during this time; however, providers can request CMS review of their data during the preview period if they believe the quality measure scores that are displayed within their Preview Reports are inaccurate.
To view the full memo and data contained within the report click here.
As we move into 2019, our focus is honed on the new payment model going into effect in October, PDPM. However, CMS continues to review current trends and initiate audits without a break in sight. With the continuation of Targeted Probe and Education (TPE) audits on the rise, strong supporting documentation, accurate billing practices and managing patient stays appropriately must be the focus of our treatment each and every day.
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