CMS Infection Control Pilot Project 2015-12-23

Project Overview The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun a three year pilot project to improve assessment of infection control and prevention regulations in nursing homes, hospitals, and during transitions of care. Survey details All surveys during the pilot will be educational surveys (no citations will be issued) and will be conducted by a national contractor. New surveyor tools and processes will be developed and tested, focusing on existing regulations as well…

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New MDS 3.0 CAT v1.02.0 Specs

MDS 3.0 Software Developers and Vendors, New MDS 3.0 CAT v1.02.0 Specifications CMS has released a new version (v1.02.0) of the Care Area Trigger (CAT) specifications for OBRA comprehensive assessments with an assessment reference date on or after 10/01/2016. Please note the changes to CATs 1 and 2, which were necessary due to the removal of the C1300 items in v1.14.0 of the MDS 3.0 item sets. This zip file may be found in the…

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Prevent vision loss from glaucoma

How much are you at risk for getting glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes loss of vision—usually side vision—by damaging the optic nerve, which sends information from your eyes to your brain. Fortunately, you can prevent vision loss by finding and treating problems early. Medicare covers a glaucoma test once every 12 months for people at high risk for glaucoma, including people who answer “yes” to one or more of these questions: Do…

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Introducing Premium Support

Now, ADL offers a Premium Service that provides access to our Subject Matter Experts (SME) anytime. Our expert technicians will assist your staff to quickly resolve critical issues. With Premium Support, ADL supports your operation 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Have peace of mind that your Mission Critical applications will have the best support anytime it is needed. This chart compares the ADL Data support Basic Support to Premium Support. Premium Support…

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Free Medical Spell Checker for MS Word

Without a medical spell checker installed, it is irritating to transcribe with MS Word with those red underscores all over the document. You get frustrated adding such underlined words every time to the inbuilt custom dictionary of Microsoft Word by right clicking and adding. To avoid such repeated annoyance, the more permanent solution would be installing a medical spell checker itself which works in the background. A free custom medical spell checker for medical…

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