Links

Advancing Excellence
www.nhqualitycampaign.org

American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators
www.aanac.org

American Medical Director Association (link to catalog for clinical practice guidelines)
www.amda.com

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
www.ascp.com

Beneficiary Notices Main Page (SNF ABN and Denial letters)
www.cms.gov/BNI

Borun Center for Gerontological Research
www.geronet.med.ucla.edu/centers/borun/default.htm

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
www.cdc.gov

Infection Control Guidelines & Recommendations for Long-Term Settings
www.cdc.gov/HAI/settings/ltc_settings.html

CMS Best Practice Guidelines
www.cms.gov/SNFPPS/08_BestPractices.asp

CMS Survey and Certification letters
www.cms.hhs.gov/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/PMSR/list.asp

Food and Drug Administration
www.fda.gov
FDA Guidance on Bed Rails
www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuidance/GuidanceDocuments/ucm072662.htm
FDA Food Code
www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/RetailFoodProtection/FoodCode/default.htm

Food Safety Education
www.servsafe.com

Free ICD9 Coding (billable codes)
www.icd9coding.com

Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence
www.nursing.uiowa.edu/hartford/index.htm

ICD9 Coding Overview
www.cms.gov/ICD9ProviderDiagnosticCodes/

Institute for Safe Medical Practices
www.ismp.org

Interventions To Reduce Acute Care Transfers
http://interact2.net

Internet Only Manuals:

  • Medicare General Information, Eligibility, and Entitlement Manual (100-01)
  • Medicare Benefit Policy Manual (100-02) chapter 8-SNF services
  • Medicare Claims Processing Manual (100-04)
    www.cms.gov/Manuals/IOM/list.asp

Interpretive Guidelines for Term Care Facilities
(STATE OPERATIONS MANUAL – Appendix PP)
www.cms.gov/manuals/Downloads/som107ap_pp_guidelines_ltcf.pdf

Iowa Department of Aging
www.aging.iowa.gov/index.html

Iowa Department of Human Services
www.dhs.state.ia.us/

Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals
http://dia-hfd.iowa.gov/DIA_HFD/Home.do

Iowa Department of Public Health (link under “E” for Epi-Manual)
www.idph.state.ia.us/az_index.asp

Iowa Geriatric Education Center
www.medicine.uiowa.edu/igec

Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center
www.iowapoison.org

Lippincott’s Nursing Center
www.nursingcenter.com/home/index.asp

Main CMS Transmittals Overview page
www.cms.gov/Transmittals/

MDS 3.0 Manuals and Item Sets
www.cms.gov/NursingHomeQualityInits/45_NHQIMDS30TrainingMaterials.asp

Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters Articles
www.cms.gov/MLNMattersArticles

Medicare Quality Improvement Community
www.qualitynet.org/medqic

Medicare Part B Therapy Services
www.cms.gov/TherapyServices/

National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care
www.nadona.org

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel
www.npuap.org

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
www.osha.gov

Iowa OSHA
www.iowaworkforce.org/labor/iosh/consultation/index.htm

SNF Consolidated Billing (General Explanation of the Major Category Exclusions)
www.cms.hhs.gov/SNFConsolidatedBilling/71_2011Update.asp

SNF PPS Main Page
www.cms.hhs.gov/SNFPPS/01_overview.asp

VA National Center for Patient Safety
www.patientsafety.gov/SafetyTopics/fallstoolkit/index.html

Wisconsin Physician Services
www.wpsmedicare.com