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Shorter nursing home assessments. (Policy & Practice).

A new paperwork requirement will let physicians, nurses, and other caregivers spend more time with nursing home patients. Medicare has required nursing homes to fill out an eight-page patient assessment form at regular intervals to ensure payment for care of beneficiaries. Starting this month, nursing homes may use a much shorter, three-and-a-half page assessment. The streamlined forms "require only the information that we need to pay claims correctly and assess the quality of care provided," CMS Administrator Tom Scully says.
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Author:Silverman, Jennifer
Publication:Internal Medicine News
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2002
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