Skilled nursing operators are being encouraged to start analyzing their operations in order to prepare for a possible reduction in reimbursement levels if a recalibration to the Patient Driven Payment Model moves forward.
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A recalibration to the Patient Driven Payment Model could have troubling payment implications for skilled nursing providers who are still trying to manage a difficult operating environment caused by the pandemic, experts are warning.
Providers must resume giving advance notice about resident transfers, discharges, and room and roommate changes after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ended emergency blanket waivers for the rules that were established due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Michigan providers are on high alert following a huge, unexpected surge of COVID-19 cases and deaths at facilities despite a vaccination program in full force.
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A proposal that would boost Medicare payments to skilled nursing providers by 1.3% next fiscal year also could trigger additional reporting requirements and increase the potential for penalties.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is proposing a new quality measure for skilled nursing facilities to track COVID-19 vaccination coverage among its workers.