Following election night with the Democrats regaining control of the US House of Representatives just two days prior to Mass Senior Care’s 2018 Annual Meeting & Trade Show, Congressman Richard Neal delivered a powerful message to more than 700 attendees.
On November 5 th , EOHHS jointly issued (1) the first of 3 lump sum payments and (2) an Advisory Bulletin 18-24 specifying the compliance criteria and reporting requirements for the 2019 Nursing Facility Direct Care Staff Payment Program. The SFY 2019 budget act authorizes the Direct Care Staff Payment at $38.5 million, a $2.8 million increase from the prior fiscal year. Facilities must prioritize spending of any direct care staff payment revenue received in SFY 2019 that exceeds the
MassHealth has issued a Nursing Facility Provider Bulletin 141 (November 2018) outlining the updated Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) process and new PASRR Level I Form . MassHealth has also provided a "Notification of Referral" template that referring entities can use to inform members who screened positive for ID/DD or SMI that they have been referred to DMH and/or DDS. The updated PASRR process and use of new Level 1 Form are effective November 13th. Over the last year,
Mass Senior Care Association recently added new program offerings, including an ICD 10 coding seminar in December and a repeat of the popular Geri-Care Behavioral Safety for Caregivers program in early January. Please click on the links below to register or download a registration form. 11/8 MASS SENIOR CARE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING & TRADE SHOW, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm - DCU Center, Worcester, MA. Facility Members please click here to download a registration form. EXHIBIT BOOTHS ARE SOLD OUT.
In accordance with Section 12 of Chapter 110 of the Acts of 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DoR) has issued a new Health Insurance Reporting Disclosure (HIRD) form that is due by November 30, 2018. The HIRD annual reporting requirement is administered by MassHealth and DoR through the employer’s DoR’s MassTaxConnect (MTC) account. Employers may complete the HIRD form by logging into their MTC Withholding Tax account and selecting the “File health insurance responsibility disclosure” hyperlink under the account
DPH’s Division of Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention and Services has developed a training that meets the requirements for licensure. This e-Learning tool can be accessed from DPH’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Integration Initiatives web page. ( https://www.mass.gov/service-details/domestic-and-sexual-violence-integration-initiatives ). The Board will not hold a nurse responsible for the required training until it is available. Nurses who renew after October 30, 2018 will have an additional six months from the date of license renewal to complete the training. Nurses who
The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released its updated list which reflects all OIG exclusions and reinstatement actions up to, and including, those taken in October 2018. This new file is meant to replace the updated List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) database file available for download last month. Individuals and entities that have been reinstated to the federal health care programs are not included in this file. The updated files are posted