From the Compliance Desk - 8/17/16

Proposed cardiac bundles open new opportunities

McKnight’s | August 10, 2016

The recently proposed mandatory bundled payment program for heart attacks and bypass surgeries is the latest push by CMS to extend the “at risk” period from a 30-day to 90-day period. Read more

Improved rating system for nursing homes

The Morning Call |August 10, 2016

Picking just the right nursing home just got a little easier. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Wednesday it has updated its online tool to compare nursing home. Read more

Studies: Five-Star Ratings Linked To Consumer Demand, Nurse Training

Provider |August 12, 2016

Consumers increaseingly are more likely to choose a skilled nursing care center if it has a Five-Star Rating of five stars, according to a recent study by Health Services Research. Read more

Dementia care added to Medicare Advantage insurance model

McKnight’s | August 11, 2016

A value-based, clinically-focused insurance model will add benefits tailored for people with dementia in its second year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced on Thursday. Read more

Post-acute facilities must start acting like businesses

McKnight’s | August 14, 2016

Fading fast are the days of post-acute healthcare providers viewing patients as their primary customers. Read more

Providers invited to weigh in on IMPACT Act

McKnight’s | August 16, 2016

The public comment period for standardized assessment-based data items under the IMPACT Act of 2014 will run until Friday, August 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced. Read more