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……..They’re BA-ACK!

……..They’re BA-ACK!

They’re ba-ack! Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) audits. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) resumed the TPE audits in August, just a short time ago. Why? Because they have a goal to help us quickly improve the accuracy of our claims. The Medicare...
Poking at Our Wounds

Poking at Our Wounds

Parity means the state of being equal. We all want to be in a state of equality, right? Supporting parity is important in many aspects of our lives and recently in the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Fiscal Year (FY) Proposed Rule for 2022, The Centers for Medicare and...
FISCAL YEAR 2022 PROPOSED RULE

FISCAL YEAR 2022 PROPOSED RULE

It is that time of year again when The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes their Proposed Rule for the upcoming year. Comments this year are due no later than June 7th. The Proposed Rule will become final later this year with an effective date...
Audits are Back??

Audits are Back??

We are barely out of the woods with the amount of national COVID-19 related deaths in the United States. We continue to work diligently to vaccinate residents and staff in our communities. Then, BAM! We are hit with an ADR (Additional Development Request) of twenty...
Office of Inspector General Workplan Updates

Office of Inspector General Workplan Updates

What is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan and why is it important? The OIG Work Plan sets forth various projects including OIG audits and evaluations that are in progress or planned to be addressed by...