Monthly Archives: February 2016

An End to Business as Usual: Increased Federal Scrutiny of Medicare payments to Skilled Nursing Facilities

By Jason Bloome

In September 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) published The Medicare Payment System for Skilled Nursing Facilities Needs to Be Revaluated. The report highlights systemic overbilling of Medicare services in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and cites data which indicate:

SNFs increasingly billed ..Read More…

SLO Unit Report

By L. Jeannette Davis, DSW, Secretary, San Luis Obispo Unit

The San Luis Obispo Unit’s next monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, February 25th.

This will be a 1 CEU presentation by Heidi Metz Mikel, LCSW, entitled  “What is DBT?”

Areas to be discussed are: what ..Read More…

Center for Social Justice Receives $249,956 Grant

The Center for Social Justice received an 18‐month $249,956 grant from The California Endowment (TCE) to
address two TCE initiatives, Boys and Men of Color and Health4All.

The Center launched last April as a collaboration with Bakersfield College to identify community-based participatory research projects that could provide data to help the improve ..Read More…