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For New Cost Report Periods, PPACA Requires Direct Care Expenditure Accounting

[01/10/12]

Posted on January 10, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are required to seperately report expenditures for wages and benefits for direct care staff (breaking out (at a minimum) registered nurses, licensed professional nurses, certified nurse assistants, and other medical and therapy staff).  CMS recently posted updates to the Provider Reimbursement Manual... READ MORE

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