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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees April 3, 2018
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Payment and Reimbursement
CMS issues changes to SNF ABN
On March 30, 2018, CMS issued Transmittal 4011, with CMS Medicare Claims Processing Manual changes revising the Skilled Nursing Facility Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage (SNF ABN), Form CMS-10055. With this revision, CMS is discontinuing the five SNF Denial Letters and the Notice of Exclusion from Medicare Benefits (NEMB-SNF), Form CMS-20014; the revised SNF ABN replaces the formerly used SNF ABN, the five SNF Denial Letters, and the NEMB.

SNFs must use the revised SNF ABN to inform beneficiaries of their potential liability for Part A items or services that may be denied effective April 30, 2018; however SNFs can implement use of the new form prior to that date. For instructions on use of Form CMS-10055, click here.

SNFs will continue to use the ABN, Form CMS-R-131, for items or services that may be denied by Medicare paid under Medicare Part B to inform beneficiaries of their potential liability.

These changes are effective April 30, 2018. Note that use of the revised SNF ABN is addressed in the requirements and interpretive guidance under F-582, Medicare/Medicaid Coverage/Liability Notice
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The Art of ICD-10 Coding for Home Health, April 4-5, West Des Moines
Assisted Living Management Certificate Program, April 9-13, West Des Moines
Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, April 12, West Des Moines REGISTRATION CLOSED
CNA and Direct Caregiver Mentorship Program, April 17-18, West Des Moines
MDS 101 - Introduction to MDS 3.0, May 1, West Des Moines
MDS 201 - Additional MDS 3.0 Training, May 2, West Des Moines
SNF Medicare Review, May 9, 2018, West Des Moines
Medicaid HCBS Elderly Waiver Review, May 16, West Des Moines
Assisted Living Nurses Conference, May 17, West Des Moines
LTC Medical Directors, Medical Practitioners & Pharmacists Conference, June 1-2, West Des Moines
Assisted Living Management Certification, Online program
Online Dementia Care Training and Individual Certification Program
Click on the event link to learn more about each educational offering and to register. If you have additional questions, contact Georgene Olson at 800.422.3106.

West Des Moines area hotel discounts for IHCA members.

Map to the IHCA Education Center, 1775 90th Street, West Des Moines, IA.


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