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December 20, 2021
A Beginner’s Guide to Medicare Expedited Determination Notices
As Medicare audits return, it’s important to understand when and how to share a Medicare expedited determination with your patients.
Regulatory Update
December 13, 2021
Coding Post-COVID-19 Condition in FY 2022
See updates to coding for Post-Covid 19 conditions
Polaris Pulse
December 9, 2021
Medicare Updates from CMS
Get the latest CMS Medicare updates.
Regulatory Update
December 14, 2021
New PTA and OTA Modifiers Required Beginning January 1, 2022
CMS has established and are implementing two new therapy modifiers for PTAs and OTAs providing services to therapy patients.
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December 10, 2021
How to Find Experienced MDS Coordinators (and Achieve Staffing Stability) with Polaris
See how the staffing crisis has impacted MDS Coordinator retention, and how Polaris Group can help.
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December 1, 2021
Why Nursing Home Administrator Stability is Key for COVID-19 Recovery
See how Polaris Group can help you fill vacant nursing home administrator positions.
Polaris Pulse
November 16, 2021
The Polaris Pulse: CMS Issues Emergency Regulation, New Section GG Training, and More
Understand the latest COVID-19 regulation for healthcare workers and take advantage of new Section GG training.
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November 18, 2021
Infection Control and State Surveys: Tips and Findings
Learn how to prepare for infection control requirements in your state certification surveys.
Polaris Pulse
August 24, 2021
The Polaris Pulse: FY 2022 SNF Final Rules
Understand CMS' published SNF PPS Final Rules for FY 2022.
Polaris Pulse
July 22, 2021
The Polaris Pulse: FY 2022 SNF Proposed Rules
Learn more about CMS’ proposed SNF PPS payment in FY 2022.
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July 7, 2021
The Patient-Driven Payment Model And Why It's Important
The Patient-Driven Payment Model(PDPM) and Why It's Important
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June 30, 2021
Solution Center Q&A - Part Two
Part Two of a two-part interview. I am completing a Discharge Assessment for a resident who, upon admission, had two stage 2 pressure ulcers
Regulatory Update
February 3, 2021
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Offering A Training Designed For Providers In The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Setting
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training.
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February 3, 2021
Solution Center Q&A - Part One
Part One of a two-part interview. When our MDSC completes a Significant Change in Status MDS, does this change the PDPM rate for Medicare?
Regulatory Update
February 3, 2021
American Physical Therapy Association: APTA-Backed Bill Advantage Prior Authorization Presses for Medicare Reforms
The legislation would require MA plans to share data, provide transparency, create more efficient systems, and do a better job of listening.
Regulatory Update
February 3, 2021
AAPACN: CMS FY 2022 Budget Request:Nursing Home Survey and Infection Prevention Are a Big Focus
According to AAPACN the CMS FY 2022 budget request has been finalized and submitted to Congress