Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Final Rule for FY 2014

Joan McCarthy

The Final Rule-Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System – (SNF/PPS) and Other Reminders CMS Update for Final Rule for FY 2014. This is a broad overview of the changes that … Continue Reading →


Medicaid expansion bill one step closer in Illinois

Joan McCarthy

Being a reimbursement and operational specialist, I feel it has become very important to keep everyone informed of the Illinois Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative that has been happening in long-term care. … Continue Reading →


Illinois Medicaid is scheduled to move to a new payment system

Joan McCarthy

Illinois Medicaid is scheduled to move to a new payment system in January 2014 or before. The new methodology uses a 48 RUG grouper system. The 48 Medicaid RUG categories … Continue Reading →