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Finally final. HCFA's final rule governing the SNF SNF
abbr.
skilled nursing facility



SNF

solids-not-fat; a comment on the composition of milk.
 PPS (Packets Per Second) The measurement of activity in a local area network (LAN). In LANs such as Ethernet, Token Ring and FDDI, as well as the Internet, data is broken up and transmitted in packets (frames), each with a source and destination address.  was published on July 30 and takes effect on September 28. Among its points:

* HCFA HCFA
abbr.
Health Care Financing Administration


HCFA,
n.pr See Health Care Financing Administration.
 will match the UB-92 to the MDS MDS,
n See temporomandibular pain-dysfunction syndrome.

MDS 1 Maternal deprivation syndrome, see there 2 Myelodysplastic syndrome, see there
 and generate reports for use by fiscal intermediaries during medical review of bills. FIs will focus on consistency between the MDS and the rest of the medical record.

* PPS will not cover "non-skilled" residents just because they are included in one of the "top 26" RUGs. From admission through the five-day reference date, however, a resident in the top 26 RUGs may be presumed eligible,

* While noting that the Balanced Budget Act forbade fundamental changes in payment methodology or rate structure, HCFA sald it is looking into "medication therapy, medically complex patients, and other non-therapy ancillary services" and considering "potential refinements to the case-mix model."
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Publication:Contemporary Long Term Care
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