1. For all who responded to earlier thread re: evil survey, Well, our IDR conference is tomorrow morning. We went through re-survey yesterday and they cleared all tags. Wish us luck!

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  3. by   tex
  4. by   Tookie
    Hope the IDR conference went well - however for this down under interested geriatric (I do mean me l am getting older) what is IDR

    Thanks Tookie
  5. by   bandaidexpert
    Sandra, IDR means Independent Dispute Resolution. It means we are disputing certain "tags" we do not feel were justified. During the conference call, they asked for additional documents. We have not heard at this time the outcome. Cross your fingers.

  6. by   Catsrule16
    Hey Bandaidexpert, how did the IDR go??? Have you guy's heard anything yet?
  7. by   Tookie
    IDR - is this related to your funding tool - and you are having to justify your documetnation ?
  8. by   Catsrule16

    If a facility feels they were unjustly cited, they can present additional information and an explaination as to why the citation should be lessened or thrown out completely. It's called informal dispute resolution because there is nothing formal about. No one is sworn in, no judge. Just the program managers who review the citations and the facility representatives.

    The citations can have penalties assessed to them in the form of monetary fines and/or denial of payment for new admissions who enter the facility under medicare or medicaid funding. So I guess it does have some effect on funding in a round about way. It also doesn't look good on the report sent to the facility that everyone who enters may have access to read.
  9. by   Tookie
    Thank you Catsrule - l think l have got the drift now - It is interesting to learn the differences.
  10. by   bandaidexpert
    Thanks are there for me again. We had not heard anything as of Friday. I did not "Labor" today, so we'll see what tomorrow brings.