Glenda Motta, RN, MPH

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December 11th, 2012

by Glenda Motta RN, MPH

Medicare contractors recently issued a reminder regarding the use of surgical dressings for Medicare beneficiaries. Apparently, not everyone realizes that not ALL wounds are eligible for surgical dressing reimbursement. So, here is a refresher course.

October 12th, 2012

by Glenda Motta RN, MPH

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that nearly one in five Medicare patients discharged from a hospital—approximately 2.6 million seniors—is readmitted within 30 days, at a cost...

May 30th, 2012

by Glenda Motta RN, MPH

Anyone interested in keeping abreast of Medicare basics as well as payment policy should add the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to your list of resources. MedPAC, an independent...

March 27th, 2012

by Glenda Motta RN, MPH

Say what you will about Obamacare, but the President has made eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse in healthcare a top priority. The Attorney General and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary recently released a report on health care fraud prevention...

January 24th, 2012

by Glenda Motta RN, MPH

Most individuals with chronic conditions would much prefer to remain at home in familiar surroundings than be relocated to a nursing care facility. Yet, the largest expenditures under state Medicaid programs...

December 20th, 2011

by Glenda Motta RN, MPH

In 1978, I was hired to develop a comprehensive discharge planning program at an inner city hospital in Washington, D.C. Way before DRGs and any reimbursement...

August 10th, 2011

by Glenda Motta RN, MPH

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just released regulations for acute and long-term care hospitals that include a new set of quality measures that will determine payment starting...

March 25th, 2011

by Glenda Motta RN, MPH

The most commonly used wound dressings are classified as medical devices. Examples of these include (but are not limited to): absorptive dressings, alginates, collagens, composites, contact layers, foams, gauzes,...