New PT and OT Evaluation Codes Effective 1/1/2017: View or download the 2017 annual update to the therapy code list.
SNF Assessment Indicators Effective 10/1/2011: The assessment indicators are combined with the RUG codes to identify the type of assessment that was completed for MDS 3.0
SNF Consolidated Billing (CB) Exclusion List: The CB exclusion list includes those Part A services that are specifically excluded from consolidated billing and are separately payable. (The link is also available in the Quick Links section in the left pane.
Medicare Credit Balance Report (CMS-838): The CMS-838 form is specifically used to monitor identification and recovery of “credit balances” owed to Medicare. A credit balance is an improper or excess payment made to a provider as the result of patient billing or claims processing errors.
Counting Days Calculator: Need help counting SNF days? Use this handy calculator courtesy of timeanddate.com. (The link is also available in the Quick Links section in the left pane.
MDS (Minimum Data Set) Calendar: The MDS calendar is is a tool that helps you track a beneficiary within his or her Medicare schedule. Click here to download an MDS calendar in Microsoft Excel format. By utilizing the MDS calendar, you can see when the next MDS is required and if you are completing them timely. The light shaded area is the reular time frame for your ARD (Assessment Reference Date), which is for regular assessent/OMRA/SCSA replacement. The dark shaded area is the late file days and cannot be used for OMRA/SCSA replacement-counts as an off cycle.