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CMS Adds Another Layer of Oversight for Nursing Homes

​On January 18, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new regulatory memo QSO-23-05-NH launching audits of schizophrenia coding and displaying citations under informal dispute on the Nursing Home Compare website. Facilities selected for an audit will receive a letter explaining the purpose of the audit, the process that will be utilized, and instructions for providing supporting documentation. Nursing homes should work with their psychiatric providers and medical directors to ensure the appropriate professional standards and processes are being implemented related to diagnosing individuals with schizophrenia.

Read the full memo here.

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