Caryn Adams, Author at McKnight's Long Term Care News

Caryn Adams

Caryn Adams is McKnight's Ask the Expert Payment columnist.

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Ask the payment expert: PDPM is now underway, what should I be concerned about?

Now that PDPM is officially underway, what should I be concerned about? As our clinical team and I have completed trainings for facility staff on the Patient-Driven Payment Model, questions and concerns related to compliance and payment have come forth. The way skilled nursing facilities will be reimbursed has changed; the Medicare regulations and requirements…

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What are the final things we should do to be ready for PDPM Oct. 1? With the implementation of the Patient-Driven Payment Model mere weeks away, the final countdown is on.  Shore up the facility RAI policies related to PDPM; change verbiage for RUGS to PDPM, and review who is completing the sections of the…

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Ask The Payment Expert

With just about six weeks until the PDPM rollout, what should be occurring at our facility? With the October 1 Patient-Drive Payment Model implementation date fast approaching, there are many tasks that facilities should be completing. If you haven’t completed a baseline readiness assessment, there’s no time now!  Initiate QAPI to ensure training and compliance.…

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Ask The Payment Expert

My April Five-Star rating is different from what I expected. Why? In March, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services posted changes to the Five-Star calculation methods that affected ratings beginning in April.  The health inspection domain is unfrozen after allowing time for all facilities to be surveyed under the new process that rolled out…

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