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CMS Reiterates Need for Discharge Assessment to Non-Certified Beds


Posted on August 29, 2014 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Selby, Todd J.

On August 25, 2014, CMS issued a survey transmittal regarding the need for nursing homes to complete a discharge assessment when a resident transfers from a SNF and/or NF certified bed to a non-certified bed in the same facility.  CMS issued this transmittal to reinforce to facilities that discharge assessments are critical to ensure the... READ MORE

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Revised RAI Manual Effective October 1


Posted on October 2, 2013 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The most recent revisions to the Resident Assessment Instrument (“RAI”) User’s Manual became effective yesterday for all assessments with an assessment date on or after October 1.  The significant portion of the revisions addresses changes to therapy coding and swallowing and nutrition.   READ MORE

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