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Revised MDS 3.0 RAI User Manuals Await CMS Approval

CMS has approved the new MDS 3.0 item sets version V1.12.0 which becomes effective October 1, 2014. The complete MED-PASS line of MDS 3.0... 

Posted in Heaton Resources By MED-PASS Team
MED-PASS at ASCP’s 45th Annual Meeting and Exhibition

We are excited about our continuing partnership with ASCP, the opportunity to exhibit new and updated products and another year...

Posted in Pharmacy By MED-PASS Team
New MDS Item Sets Version V1.12.0 Effective October 1, 2014

May 2014 CMS released new data submission specifications and a new revised version of the item sets Version V1.12.0. The new revised version …

Posted in Long-Term Care By MED-PASS Team
September 12 Deadline for New OASIS-C1/ICD-9 Version Public Comments

OASIS-C1 implementation, originally scheduled for October 1, 2014, has been delayed. Five of the data items contained...

Posted in Home Health By MED-PASS Team
New ICD-10-CM Implementation Date Official

Per CMS, “The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule today finalizing Oct. 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10, the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases. This deadline allows providers, insurance companies and others in the health care industry time to ramp up their operations to ensure their systems and business processes are ready to go on Oct. 1, 2015.

Posted in Home Health By MED-PASS Team
CMS Approves Final Version of HIS Manual

CMS has released the final version of the HIS Manual, Version 1.01. In response to the release of the final version, MED-PASS has begun production...

Posted in Home Health Hospice By MED-PASS Team
New ICD-10-CM Implementation Date Official

Per CMS, “The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule today finalizing Oct. 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10, the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases. This deadline allows providers, insurance companies and others in the health care industry time to ramp up their operations to ensure their systems and business processes are ready to go on Oct. 1, 2015.

Posted in Hospice By MED-PASS Team
New ICD-10-CM Implementation Date Official

Per CMS, “The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule today finalizing Oct. 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10, the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases. This deadline allows providers, insurance companies and others in the health care industry time to ramp up their operations to ensure their systems and business processes are ready to go on Oct. 1, 2015.

Posted in Long-Term Care Assisted Living By MED-PASS Team
Updated  Medication Management Documentation Tools

Updated to reflect the June 7, 2013 CMS S&C memorandum regarding medication pass observation protocol for long term care facilities.…

Posted in Product Spotlight By MED-PASS Team
Updated MED-PASS OASIS-C Reference Resources

Updates reflect the January 2014 Quarterly OASIS Questions and Answers

Posted in Product Spotlight By MED-PASS Team
Two Tools for Navigating the Maze of OBRA and MDS Assessments

Created to navigate the maze of OBRA and Medicare required MDS assessments.…

Posted in Product Spotlight By MED-PASS Team
CMS Clarifies Confined to the Home Definition

October 18, 2013, CMS issued Transmittal 172 clarifying the definition of the patient as being "confined to the home" in an…

Posted in Product Spotlight By MED-PASS Team
Updated Compounding Sterile Preparations in New Manual Edition

Utilize these hospital communication tools to help clearly and succinctly communicate a wide range of critical…

Posted in Product Spotlight By MED-PASS Team
Spinner Wheel Reference Tools for Long-Term Care

"Spinner Wheel" Reference Tools for Long-Term Care…

Posted in Product Spotlight By Rob Armstrong
INTERACT - Facilitating effective resident transfers

Utilize these hospital communication tools to help clearly and succinctly communicate a wide range of critical…

Posted in Product Spotlight By MED-PASS Team
Software Compatible Med Record/Form Email Updates

MED-PASS is continually adding software compatible medical records and forms created in response to the release of new programs and program options.

Posted in Pharmacy By MED-PASS Team
Coming Soon - A New Year and a New CMS1500 Claim Form

Coming Soon - A New Year and a New CMS1500 Claim Form.…

Posted in Product Spotlight By MED-PASS Team
2013 Food Code

2013 Food Code

12/3/13 9:30 AM

This downloadable manual is the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 2013 Food Code. It provides a detailed summary of model food safety guidelines based on the latest scientific data that is applicable to retail operations and healthcare facilities. This product also includes model requirements for safeguarding public health, particularly at-risk populations such as residents in long-term care facilities. Approximate page count is 769.

 

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Posted in Free Regulatory Reference Downloads By MED-PASS Team
Newly  Updated OASIS-C Reference Guides

Updated to include CMS 3rd Quarter OASIS-C Questions and Answers .…

Posted in Product Spotlight By MED-PASS Team
Home Health Beneficiary Notices   December 9 Mandatory Use Deadline Fast Approaching

Home Health Beneficiary Notices December 9 Mandatory Use Deadline Fast Approaching .…

Posted in Product Spotlight By MED-PASS Team
Prepare for OSHA HazCom Employee Training December 1 Deadline

Changes to the Hazard Communication Standard are intended to bring United States companies into alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling and the requirements of OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard .…

Posted in Product Spotlight By MED-PASS Team
Now Available - Two New MDS 3.0 Navigators

Created to navigate the maze of OBRA and Medicare required MDS assessments, these MDS Navigators simplify the process of determining dates critical to MDS regulatory compliance and reimbursement. .…

Posted in Product Spotlight By MED-PASS Team
Managing Conflicts of Interest for Consultant Pharmacists – CMS Recommendations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued in April 2012 several recommendations for managing the appearance or existence of ...

Posted in Pharmacy ASCP By MED-PASS Team
Medication Self-Administration Not as Simple As It Seems

Some things seem so simple it’s hard to figure why you would need any help.  Take eye drops for …

Posted in Assisted Living By MED-PASS Team
Fourth Quarter OASIS Questions and Answers Updates Completed

The OASIS Questions and Answers released for Fourth Quarter 2012 have been incorporated into the MED-PASS OASIS-C Manual, the Item-by-Item Guide and the Ultimate OASIS-C Online Training Program..

Posted By Rob Armstrong
The Costs of a Home Care/Home Health Agency Start-Up

When it comes to starting a home care/home health agency, of all the preparations needed, “only 10%..."

Posted in Home Health By MED-PASS Team
2009 Food Code

2009 Food Code

1/6/12 5:36 PM

This downloadable manual is the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 2009 Food Code. It provides a detailed summary of model food safety guidelines based on the latest scientific data that is applicable to retail operations and healthcare facilities. This product also includes model requirements for safeguarding public health, particularly at-risk populations such as residents in long-term care facilities. Approximate page count is 698.

 

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Posted in Free Regulatory Reference Downloads By MED-PASS Team
2001 Food Code - H50270

2001 Food Code - H50270

1/6/12 1:25 PM

This downloadable manual is the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 2001 Food Code. It provides a detailed summary of model food safety guidelines based on the latest scientific data that is applicable to retail operations and healthcare facilities. This product also includes model requirements for safeguarding public health, particularly at-risk populations such as residents in long-term care facilities. Approximate page count is 664.

 

Approximate page count is 664.  VIEW DOCUMENT (2 MB)

Posted in Free Regulatory Reference Downloads By MED-PASS Team
2005 Food Code

2005 Food Code

1/5/12 5:36 PM

This downloadable manual is the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 2005 Food Code. It provides a detailed summary of model food safety guidelines based on the latest scientific data that is applicable to retail operations and healthcare facilities. This product also includes model requirements for safeguarding public health, particularly at-risk populations such as residents in long-term care facilities. Approximate page count is 705.

 

View Document (3 MB)

Posted in Free Regulatory Reference Downloads By MED-PASS Team