Case-Mix

Medicare case-mix likely to become more clinically complex, NIC panel asserts

Medicare case-mix likely to become more clinically complex, NIC panel asserts

The looming Medicare payment system will encourage nursing home operators to embrace more clinically complex care, according to panelists who spoke Tuesday at the 2010 National Skilled Nursing Investment Forum. A favorable reimbursement level will push this case-mix shift, they noted.