Advancing Excellence

American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators

American Medical Director Association (link to catalog for clinical practice guidelines)

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

Beneficiary Notices Main Page (SNF ABN and Denial letters)

Borun Center for Gerontological Research

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Infection Control Guidelines & Recommendations for Long-Term Settings

CMS Best Practice Guidelines

CMS Survey and Certification letters

Food and Drug Administration
FDA Guidance on Bed Rails
FDA Food Code

Food Safety Education

Free ICD9 Coding (billable codes)

Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence

ICD9 Coding Overview

Institute for Safe Medical Practices

Interventions To Reduce Acute Care Transfers

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)

Interpretive Guidelines for Term Care Facilities

Iowa Department of Aging

Iowa Department of Human Services

Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals

Iowa Department of Public Health (link under “E” for Epi-Manual)

Iowa Geriatric Education Center

Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center

Lippincott’s Nursing Center

Main CMS Transmittals Overview page

MDS 3.0 Manuals and Item Sets

Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters Articles

Medicare Quality Improvement Community

Medicare Part B Therapy Services

National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


SNF Consolidated Billing (General Explanation of the Major Category Exclusions)

SNF PPS Main Page

VA National Center for Patient Safety

Wisconsin Physician Services