Month: October 2016

Phase 1 Changes

October 28, 2016

Long Term Care Facilities Changes Phase 1 regulations for the newly reformed Long Term Care Facilities are effective November, 28, 2016. Below is a list of Phase 1 areas impacted that were discussed on the Medicare Learning Network call on October 27, 2016. • Resident Rights and Facility Responsibilities • Freedom from Abuse Neglect and … Continue reading “Phase 1 Changes”

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PBJ is a Reality!

October 16, 2016

PBJ? All staffing data must be submitted to Medicare for payroll based journal reporting to capture staff and contracted hours during this time frame. The files must include the specific information required by Medicare such as employee specific id, discipline, days and hours worked in an xml format. As a facility you must log on … Continue reading “PBJ is a Reality!”

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Section GG Success Plan

October 7, 2016

Although part of the MDS, Section GG brings many unique challenges to our teams. Understanding the definitions and coding requirements require a solid plan for education and training. Strategies for Success: Educate, Educate, Educate anyone who will be responsible for the assessment, observation and documentation in the medical record. This step is critical to ensure … Continue reading “Section GG Success Plan”

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