Posted on November 23, 2016
On October 4, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final rule updating requirements for Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs. This was the first time that the requirements had undergone major revisions since 1991.
Posted on October 20, 2016
If you are a long term care provider, it is likely you have heard of Payroll Based Journaling (PBJ), which officially began July 1st 2016. Implementation and reporting of the data is at the top of the to-do list for many long-term care providers still trying to navigate through the requirements in order to successfully submit data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Posted on September 15, 2016
The rise of demeaning and humiliating photos and videos posted on social medial sites such as Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram has prompted CMS to issue a memo outlining the protection of resident privacy. Media stories such as those by an independent, non-profit investigative group ProPublica have highlighted incidents of inappropriate photos and videos taken by nursing home staff.