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Survey Tip: CMS Clarifies Transfer/Discharge Documentation Questions

On August 20, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Central Office recently shared survey guidance relating to a couple of transfer/discharge documentation issues.  

Abuse Reporting, Terminations/Discharge & Handling Difficult Situations Featured at Upcoming ALNET Meetings

On July 30, 2019 by Sue Boyd

The word is out! Attendees at our Assisted Living/Home Care Nurse Leader Network (ALNET) meetings are finding answers to many questions and evidence-based practices to implement in their organization. During the August and October meetings, ALNET will have various guest speakers to address the questions nurse leaders have. Guest speakers will include: 

CMS Addresses Questions on Transfer Notices and Hand-Sanitizer

On May 15, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health periodically receives guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on specific regulatory or survey issues, which the Department will forward to LeadingAge Minnesota and other stakeholders when applicable. This guidance typically comes in the form of an email written by the CMS Central Office in response to a question submitted by a state survey agency or a provider. This week MDH forwarded three questions-and-answers (identified with CMS tracking #s), which it described as clarifications from the Central Office. 

Care Centers: New Reports on Hospitalization Rates and Community Discharge

On May 15, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

Detailed trend reports for care centers on two new quality measures – hospitalization rates and rate of discharge back to the community – are now available from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). 

DHS Posts Quality of Life, Discharge Data

On April 10, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

The Minnesota Department of Human Services posted new data regarding Quality of Life and Hospitalizations/Community Discharge to the Nursing Facility Provider Portal

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