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 | June 19th, 2017|AIT, SNF/OBRA Regulatory Updates|

HIPPA: HHS fines $475,000 for not notifying of breach!

Well, we knew it was coming. Identity theft has been an issue for years but in the last few years  it’s been such a problem that even the Federal Register inserted verbiage that if anyone knew of a way to protect personal information, other than encryption to give them a call. HHS just fined a surgical [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|ePHI Breach, 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 | February 8th, 2017|SNF/OBRA Regulatory Updates|