New SOM/OBRA Regulations! November 28th, 2017 Phase 2 Effective!

Phase II Effective November 28th, 2017! Are you ready? New SOM/OBRA Regulations with new tag numbers from 540-949 to be implemented by November 28th, 2017, Phase 2. We’ve been in the throes of final rule CMS regulatory changes that started in November 2016 and will continue through not just Phase 2, but also [...]

By | 2017-11-13T02:29:51+00:00 November 13th, 2017|AIT|

More changes to State Medicare Operations Manual/SOM/OBRA!

AIT without Lesley Powell's Administrator In Training! CMS are working very hard to make the most recent changes to the SOM. Content from the old regulations has been re-arranged, revised and some completely new. The intention is to have the new tags in print by November 28, 2017 which is the implementation date [...]

By | 2017-07-31T02:53:03+00:00 July 31st, 2017|AIT, mega-rule, NAB, SNF/OBRA Regulatory Updates|

ABC News: Wake up call for the American Healthcare system!

The Black Hole that hackers hate - but firewalls love. According to ABC News, Healthcare is the number one most targeted industry by cyber-attacks. Wanna Cry is the ransom ware of yesterday but did shut down 65 hospitals in the U.K. and was a global attack. Petya is the ransom ware of today. [...]

By | 2017-07-05T19:22:36+00:00 July 5th, 2017|AIT, ePHI Breach, NAB, SNF/OBRA Regulatory Updates|

F490 Administration revisions in Medicare State Operations Manual (SOM) / OBRA.

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. -John Maxwell Revisions to Administration F490 SOM / OBRA. In November 2016 much articulation was given to F490 Administration. The additions explain what it means to meet the need of each resident. It’s not that the concept is [...]

By | 2017-06-19T17:56:38+00:00 June 19th, 2017|AIT, SNF/OBRA Regulatory Updates|

NEW*** OBRA F319 SNF’s must provide care for mentally ill and substance abuse disorders!

The most recent OBRA updates in November were substantial. Content has been completely re-arranged in presentation, lots of new changes and even some completely new tags. We could see most all of them coming and even have already implemented P and P’s but the one that surprises me the most is F319. It states that [...]

By | 2017-04-24T16:29:22+00:00 February 8th, 2017|SNF/OBRA Regulatory Updates|