Register Now for CMS Call on the Implementation of RUG-IV and MDS 3.0
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a national provider conference call on the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Resource Utilization Group -Version 4 (RUG-IV). This toll-free call will take place from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., EDT, on Wednesday, June 23, 2010. You must register in advance for the call (see below).
This call will review key aspects of the SNF PPS case mix system, RUG-IV, which will be put into place on an interim basis October 1, 2010.
CMS subject matter experts will discuss
- coding procedures, with emphasis on the appropriate “look-back” periods to be used when coding the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0;
- how facility staff should separately report individual, concurrent and group therapy for accurate payment; and
- how changes to the ADL coding requirements affect the assignment of MDS 3.0 records to a RUG-IV group.
Two additional provider calls are being scheduled for August 2010 to explain other payment issues including the transition from RUG-III to RUG-IV and the additional changes needed to install a hybrid RUG-III grouper (HR-III) mandated by statute.
A slide presentation will be posted to the SNF PPS Web page on the CMS Web site for you to download prior to the call. Following the formal presentation, callers will have an opportunity to ask questions.
In order to receive the call-in information, you must register for the call. It is important to note that if you are planning to sit in with a group, only one person needs to register to receive the call-in data. This registration is solely to reserve a phone line, not to allow participation. Registration will close at 1:30 p.m. EDT on June 22, 2010, or when available space has been filled. No exceptions will be made, so please be sure to register prior to this time.
To register, go to the Palmetto Web site (http://www.eventsvc.com/palmettogba/062310). Note: Please print and save the confirmation page, in case you do not receive a confirmation e-mail. Check your spam/junk mail filter as it may have been directed there.
Requests for hearing impaired services must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 3 business days (June 19) before the event.
If you unable to attend, a transcript and MP3 audio file of the call will be available for at least 1 week after the call.on the CMS SNF PPS Web site . For more information on MDS 3.0, see MDS 3.0 for Nursing Homes and Swing Bed Providers.