The Affordability of the Household Model
September 19, 2014: Conversations with Carmen
Guest: Martin Dickman, CFO Action Pact Development
To learn more and register for this web-based talk show, please visit www.actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar.
Effective immediately the survey and inspection teams will no longer have facilities complete or verify their Licensed and Certified Bed Classification forms (DA 113) at the time of inspection/survey. Instead, we will ask facilities to review and verify the accuracy of the most recent approved bed listing that we have on file during the relicensure-application process every two years. The most recent approved listing will be provided to facilities in their relicensure packet for easy reference.
We hope this change will make it easier to verify the continued accuracy of our records and it will be one less thing to worry about during the onsite survey process for you and our staff.
CMS reinforces the need to do MDS discharge assessments in the attached Survey & Certification memo 14-43-NH dated August 25, 2014. Specifically, if a resident is moving from a certified bed to a non-certified bed in the same facility, then a discharge assessment is completed and transmitted. The reverse then would apply: If the resident moves from a non-certified bed to a certified bed, the OBRA MDS process begins. The MDS is required to be completed and transmitted only for certified beds. Furthermore, if a facility chooses to do the MDS for a non-certified bed, then they must not transmit that MDS.
View the memo here: S&C 14-43-NH or visit http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions-Items/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-14-43.html
November 3 – 7, 2014: Jefferson City, Mo.
Visit the Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators (MANHA) at www.mlnha.org.
October 12 – 14, 2014: Cruising to Smooth Seas with MALA
Location: Camden on the Lake, Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.
Visit http://malarcf.org for more information.