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New Rule Requires Hospitals To Provide Skilled Nursing Quality Data At Discharge

CMS has finalized a new rule requiring hospitals to give patients better visibility to their post-acute provider choices. This rule will not impact the anti-steering regulations that prevent hospitals from recommending specific skilled nursing facilities, but rather enlighten the patient to make a more informed decision to their post-acute care while also considering their goals

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SNF’s Negatively Impacted By Prior Ownership

With mergers-and-acquisitions becoming more prevalent in the skilled nursing space, many operators are experiencing issues with negative press, difficulties obtaining bank loans, and even Star rating impacts bubbling up from the previous owners. For more on this, please see the article below. View Article Here

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Michigan Number One In Cybercrime Complaints

Cyberattack prevention is more important than ever. The overwhelming majority of ransomware attacks are targeted towards small businesses that can’t afford to spend on defense. Companies have been found to pay up to four times as much to resolve an attack than they would have to prevent one. As PHI is incredibly valuable, it will

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UnitedHealthcare’s 2020 Medicare Advantage Plans To Expand

With their 2020 nationwide expansion, 90% of Medicare beneficiaries will have access to a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan. Through our close relationship with UnitedHealthcare, we’ve brought contracts to multiple facilities recently. If working with UHC is of interest to you, connect with us to see how our strategy may be mutually beneficial. View Article Here

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CMS Memo- PDPM HIPPS Coding for MA Plans

On September 26th CMS released a Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan Memo updating specifics surrounding HIPPS code sets related to PDPM implementation, launching today, October 1, 2019. (Memo 1) These details are inclusive of iSNP and MyCare. The Memo relates to two previous CMS MA Plan Memos in 2014. (Memo 2) (Memo 3) More specifically, the

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