CMS posts clarifications to FY2012 SNF PPS changes

As a follow-up piece to the national training calls held toward the end of August and beginning of September, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released 10 pages of clarifications on the FY2012 SNF PPS rule published this summer.

The document provides general clarifications on the scheduling of assessments, as well as more detailed information on: the new Change of Therapy (COT) Other Medicare Required Assessment (OMRA), the allocation of group therapy time, the revised MDS assessment schedule, changes to the End of Therapy (EOT) OMRA—including the End of Therapy with Resumption—and a brief explanation of the revised student supervision requirements.

Transcripts and slides of the August national provider call are also available from CMS here in the Downloads section.

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