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Phase 2 Mega Rule Facility Assessment Tool

Posted by Richter on Aug 25, 2017 12:17:58 PM

Facility Assessment ToolThe Phase 2 roll-out of the Mega Rule Requirements of Participation is approaching quickly. One of the requirements of Phase 2 is the Facility Assessment. The Facility Assessment is a written report including items such as patient population, resources and risk assessments. Skilled nursing facilities will be required to complete the Facility Assessment by November 28, 2017, and annually thereafter.

Richter Healthcare Consultants has put together a template for use by the facility when completing the Facility Assessment.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR FACILITY ASSESSMENT TOOL.


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Topics: Clinical Consulting

Additional Development Request (ADR) Tracking Log

Posted by Richter on Aug 24, 2017 1:31:45 PM

Nearly every provider has been the recipient of the dreaded Additional Development Request (ADR) letter from a Medicare contractor or managed care organization. ADRs are becoming more and more frequent, so it’s imperative to become savvier in the ways in which you manage them.

Compiling all of the necessary documentation for an ADR can be a daunting task. With our ADR Tracking Log, you will be able to easily prepare yourself for a successful ADR. 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR FREE GUIDE


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Topics: Clinical Consulting

Triple Check Checklist

Posted by Richter on Aug 23, 2017 3:28:35 PM

The Triple Check Checklist is an internal audit process that will help ensure your organization's billing accuracy prior to submission of claims to Medicare for review and payment. 

Download our Triple Check Checklist if you are an:

  • Administrator
  • Business Office Manager
  • DON/Medical Records
  • MDS Coordinator
  • Rehabilitation/Therapy Department

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR FREE GUIDE


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Topics: Clinical Consulting

CMS Quality Measures Five Star Quick Reference Guide

Posted by Richter on Jul 17, 2017 4:57:31 PM

As an LTPAC facility, it is imperative your team members understand quality measures and how they are calculated in order to minimize any negative impact to your Five-Star rating. 

Download your Complimentary Quality Measures/Five Star Quick Reference Guide to:

  • Get descriptions of the 6 new quality measures added to the calculations that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services utilizes for the Five Star Quality Ratings
  • How the numerator, denominator, exclusions and covariates will be calculated
  • Additional details your team needs to know on each measure

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR FREE GUIDE


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Topics: Clinical Consulting

Medicare Daily Skilled Charting Quick Reference Guide

Posted by Richter on Jul 17, 2017 4:18:01 PM

Are you complying with Medicare skilled charting requirements? 

Thorough charting will better assure that Medicare requirements are being met and will result in better preparation for potential audits. 

Our easy to use quick reference guide, Medicare Daily Skilled Charting Guidelines, provides documentation on many different skilled services, including:

  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Bed Mobility, Transferring, Ambulation, Eating, Dressing/Grooming, Toilet Use, Personal Hygiene
  • I.M. or I.V. Medication Administration
  • Impaired Cognition/Behaviors

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR FREE GUIDE


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Topics: Medicaid Consulting, Clinical Consulting

RUGS III to RUGS IV-57 Crosswalk

Posted by Richter on Jul 6, 2017 4:49:18 PM

Staying up to date with state regulatory changes and deadlines is a headache you don’t have time for.

With our RUGS III to RUGS IV-57 Crosswalk, you can stay on top of regulatory changes and help ensure facilities like yours reduce the risk for negative outcomes.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR FREE GUIDE

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Topics: Clinical Consulting