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On March 27, 2019 by Kari Thurlow
It has been another busy week at the State Capitol as the House and Senate push to meet its second policy deadline on Friday. Committees are working day and night to squeeze bills into hearing agendas to keep certain pieces of legislation alive. Governor Walz released his supplemental budget recommendations and is prepping for his first State of the State address on April 3. And we are deep in the trenches advocating and testifying – in favor and in opposition – on bills that have a direct impact on our field and the people we serve.
On March 19, 2019 by Jodi Boyne
Kaiser Health News reported last week that care centers have seen their fines drop by about 31 percent during the Trump administration.
On October 9, 2018 by Jonathan Lips
Registration is now open for a full-day of regulatory education, designed for care centers, Minnesota Department of Health surveyors, and Ombudsman staff to attend jointly.
On October 2, 2018 by Jonathan Lips
Registration is now open for a full-day of regulatory education designed for care centers, Minnesota Department of Health surveyors, and Ombudsman staff to attend jointly.
On November 21, 2017 by Julie Apold
Confidential Feedback Reports for the assessment-based measures adopted for the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP) will be the topic of a webinar hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
On September 27, 2017 by Jeff Bostic
The Minnesota Department of Human Services released bulletin #17-62-01a that covers changes made by the 2017 Legislature to policies impacting care centers. It was not an especially active legislative session for care center issues, but the bulletin does cover a few notable changes.
On September 26, 2017 by Julie Apold
Confidential Feedback Reports for the claims-based measures adopted for the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP) will be the topic of a webinar hosted by CMS on Thursday, Sept. 28 from Noon to 1 p.m.
On September 6, 2017 by Jodi Boyne
The average American's risk of needing skilled nursing care at some point in their life is 60 percent greater than previous studies have shown, according to new research from RAND Corporation.
On August 30, 2017 by Julie Apold
The deadline for care centers to submit assessment measure data for the Quality Reporting Program (QRP) has been extended due to coding issues.
On August 30, 2017 by Jonathan Lips
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted new forms that will be used for the revised long-term care survey process effective Nov. 28, 2017:
On July 25, 2017 by Julie Apold
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) distributed notifications to care centers that were determined to be non-compliant with Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (QRP) requirements for the 4th Quarter of Calendar Year 2016. Care centers that fail to submit required quality data will see a 2 percent cut on their Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Payment Update (APU) beginning Oct. 1.
On July 25, 2017 by Julie Apold
The next submission deadline for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) is Aug. 15. This reporting deadline covers Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment data for January – March of 2017.
On April 5, 2017 by Jonathan Lips
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a national provider call on Thursday, April 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a focus on the training and testing aspects of the federal Emergency Preparedness Requirements. Registration for the call is open, and we encourage care centers to register early to ensure a spot.
On July 20, 2016 by Jeff Bostic
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently released the application materials for this year’s round of the nursing facility moratorium exceptions process. Care centers interested in applying should review and complete all of the application materials and return them to MDH by Dec. 14.
On July 6, 2016 by Jeff Bostic
Results from our latest occupancy survey show that statewide occupancy in member care centers in the first quarter of 2016 stayed at the historically low levels recorded in 2014. The chart below illustrates occupancy for each LeadingAge Minnesota district in the past five quarters:
On June 29, 2016 by Jeff Bostic
Only half of our care center members have selected their new goal for the next round of the Quality Improvement Incentive Payment Program (QIIP). The deadline is tomorrow (June 30), so we encourage members to complete this process today.
On March 23, 2016 by Jeff Bostic
Occupancy rates across all care centers were at an historic low in 2015, according to an analysis of data from the Long Term Care Imperative Occupancy Survey.
On March 15, 2016 by Jodi Boyne
Meghan in Perham is becoming an LPN thanks to a full nursing facility scholarship. St. Benedict’s provided wage increases and a better benefits package with lower premiums. St. John Lutheran Home reinstated its pension plan matching contribution, hired more staff and increased wages. We are seeing the benefits of the new care center payment system across the state. Do you have a story to tell? We'll help you get the word out!
On August 5, 2015 by Jeff Bostic
The first year of Minnesota's Quality Improvement Incentive Program (QIIP) is now complete, and the results have been posted to the nursing facility provider portal on the Minnesota Department of Human Services web site.