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Issue: # 2011-008              


Welcome to the Office of Inspector General, Division of Health Care's 
August edition of the Long Term Care Provider Newsletter.  This newsletter is a valuable vehicle to update you on current events affecting Long Term Care.  

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CMS Medicare News 


CMS Announces More Accurate FY 2012 Payments for Medicare Skilled Nursing Facilities / Case-Mix Indexes Recalibrated to Better Align Payments with Costs.


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Transition for Implementation of

FY 2012 SNF PPS Policies

The following memo describes the transition guidelines related to policy changes in the SNF PPS effective for FY 2012.

A link to the memo is available on the Vendor-MDS Information page of the QTSO website at, and the memo itself is posted on the CMS website at
Free Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon Monoxide Detector 
Free Carbon Monoxide Detectors Available to Nursing Facilities

and Personal Care Homes


The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC), which acts on behalf of Kentucky's Department for Public Health to carry out injury prevention and safety initiatives recently received a grant to implement a new and exciting project in which carbon monoxide (CO) detectors will be available to nursing homes and personal care homes throughout the state at no charge to the facility!  Click the link below for additional details.


Free Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Save the Date - MDS Training

Save the MDS 2011 Date

Save the Date - Provider Training

Save the Fall 2011 Date

CDC - Blood Glucose Monitoring

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Updates on Bloodborne Pathogen Transmission During Blood Glucose Monitoring and Recent Infection Control and Prevention Initiatives


Joseph Perz,  DrPH and Nicola Thompson, PhD,

Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, CDC

provides PowerPoint slides from the ACIP

Meeting in Atlanta, GA

on October 27, 2010. 

Click Here to See Presentation...

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