Medicare Final 2020 Physician Fee Schedule

Medicare Final 2020 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Released & Rule Includes Challenges for Part B Therapy Providers CMS released the final 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on November 1, 2019 which includes updates to payment policies, rates and quality...

Medicaid and the Optional State Assessment (OSA)

CMS Will Continue to Report RUG-III and RUG-IV HIPPS Codes, as Requested by the State, Until September 30, 2020 As of October 1, 2019, all scheduled PPS assessments (except the 5-day) and all unscheduled PPS assessments were retired. If you’re in a Medicaid case-mix...

Effective Use of the Optional IPA

IPA is an optional SNF PPS stand-alone MDS item set under PDPM The Interim Payment Assessment (IPA) is an optional SNF PPS stand-alone MDS item set under PDPM. The IPA can be completed when providers determine that the resident has experienced changes to his or her...