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CMS Releases Revised OASIS-C1 Draft

Several significant revisions to the new draft include the removal of confusing language from …

Posted in Home Care By MED-PASS Team
Hospice Item Set Coming July 2014

Beginning July 1, 2014, CMS will require all Medicare-certified Hospices to begin using the Hospice Item Set (HIS) for all patients, a requirement of The Affordable Care Act establishing a Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)...

Posted in Home Care Hospice By MED-PASS Team
New CMS1500 Claim Form Now mandatory

The transition period from the old 08/05 version of the CMS1500 claim form to the new 02/12 version ended at midnight March 31, 2014.  Use of the new version is now mandatory.

Posted in Assisted Living By MED-PASS Team
More on the ICD-10-CM Implementation Delay

On April 1, a new federal law was approved that includes a provision delaying the implementation of ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes until at least October 1, 2015. This marks the second delay, the first extended the deadline from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014.  Because the delay was the result of congressional action, CMS has yet to confirm the new 2015 date as it examines the regulatory ramifications of the delayed implementation.

Posted in Long-Term Care Assisted Living By MED-PASS Team
More on the ICD-10 Implementation Delay

On April 1, a new federal law was approved that includes a provision delaying the implementation of ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes until at least October 1, 2015. This marks the second delay, the first extended the deadline from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014.  Because the delay was the result of congressional action, CMS has yet to confirm the new 2015 date as it examines the regulatory ramifications of the delayed implementation.

Posted in Home Care By MED-PASS Team
More on the ICD-10 Implementation Delay

On April 1, a new federal law was approved that includes a provision delaying the implementation of ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes until at least October 1, 2015. This marks the second delay, the first extended the deadline from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014.  Because the delay was the result of congressional action, CMS has yet to confirm the new 2015 date as it examines the regulatory ramifications of the delayed implementation.

Posted in Hospice 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
Updated MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.11 Released

This version of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual, which is effective October 1, 2013, incorporates clarifications to …

Posted in Heaton Resources 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
Now Shipping - New Advance Beneficiary Notices Required December 9, 2013

On September 9, 2013, CMS announced changes to the Home Health Beneficiary Notices (HHABN) in an effort to streamline, reduce and simplify notices to Medicare beneficiaries. Two new forms replace the current…

Posted in Home Care By MED-PASS Team
New CMS1500 Claim Form Now mandatory

The transition period from the old 08/05 version of the CMS1500 claim form to the new 02/12 version ended at midnight March 31, 2014.  Use of the new version is now mandatory.

Posted in Long-Term Care By MED-PASS Team
New CMS1500 Claim Form Now mandatory

The transition period from the old 08/05 version of the CMS1500 claim form to the new 02/12 version ended at midnight March 31, 2014.  Use of the new version is now mandatory.

Posted in Home Care By MED-PASS Team
New CMS1500 Claim Form Now mandatory

The transition period from the old 08/05 version of the CMS1500 claim form to the new 02/12 version ended at midnight March 31, 2014.  Use of the new version is now mandatory.

Posted in Pharmacy 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
New INTERACT Version 3.0 Tools Now Available

MED-PASS is honored to have received a license to work with Florida Atlantic University to produce and distribute the newest generation of INTERACT Version 3.0 Tools..…

Posted in Long-Term Care 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 Care 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