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ICD-10 Facts That You Should Know

CMS recently released a list of the 10 things you should know about ICD-10....

Posted in Long-Term Care By MED-PASS Team
ICD-10 Facts That You Should Know

CMS recently released a list of the 10 things you should know about ICD-10....

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 now has...

Posted in Hospice By MED-PASS Team
ICD-10 Facts That You Should Know

CMS recently released a list of the 10 things you should know about ICD-10....

Posted in Hospice By MED-PASS Team
CMS Issues MDS 3.0 RAI Manual Errata

On February 5, 2015 CMS posted an errata to the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual...

Posted in Long-Term Care By MED-PASS Team
CMS Home Health Face-to-Face Encounter requirement (CMS-1611-F) effective January 1, 2015

The Home Health Face-to-Face Encounter has been revised to document compliance...

Posted in Home Health By MED-PASS Team
CMS Expands MDS Focused Surveys Nationwide

In 2014, CMS piloted a focused survey to assess MDS 3.0 coding practices...

Posted in Long-Term Care By MED-PASS Team
Changes made to Therapy Forms

CMS announced the release of CMS-1611-F which finalized the elimination of the 13th and 19th visit requirement...

Posted in Home Health By MED-PASS Team
Changes Coming to Heaton Resources Product Line

MED-PASS/Heaton Resources is in the process of updating and converting all of our policy and procedure manuals to a new, more user-friendly format...

Posted in Heaton Resources By MED-PASS Team
It was great seeing you at the 2014 ASCP Meeting in Orlando!

Thanks for stopping by our booth, the exhibit hall is a lonely place without you...

Posted in Pharmacy ASCP By MED-PASS Team
INTERACT 4.0 - Changes Coming

INTERACT Version 3.0 Tools for Long-Term Care have been improved based on ongoing...

Posted in Long-Term Care By MED-PASS Team
OASIS-C1/ICD-9 Resources Now Available

January 1, 2015 marked the implementation date for the new OASIS-C1/ICD-9 program that affects all home health care agencies. MED-PASS has updated OASIS-C resources in order to be compliant...

Posted in Home Health By MED-PASS Team
New INTERACT Tools for Assisted Living Now Available

A new line of INTERACT tools tailored to assisted living is now available...

Posted in Assisted Living By MED-PASS Team
CMS Approves New MDS 3.0 RAI User Manual Version v1.12

In response to CMS approval of the new MDS 3.0 RAI User Manual version v1.12, the MED-PASS version of the MDS 3.0 RAI User Manual is now available...

Posted in Heaton Resources By MED-PASS Team
CMS Approves the New MDS 3.0 Item Sets Version V1.12.0 and Version v1.12 RAI User Manual

CMS has approved the new MDS 3.0 Version v1.12.0 item sets and the new Version v.1.12 of the MDS 3.0 RAI User Manual which become effective October 1, 2014...

Posted in Long-Term Care 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
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
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
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