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The new era of PDPM is here: What’s next?

With Oct. 1 now in the rearview mirror, providers in the long-term care (LTC) industry, including nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), must adapt to new regulations that impact their Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. Providers across the U.S. have spent several months preparing for the implementation of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), created by…

Think your nursing facility has adapted to PDPM? The hard work may just be starting.

Skilled nursing facility leaders could be forgiven for breathing a sigh of relief now that the formal transition to the Patient-Driven Payment Model is behind them. Preparing for the biggest overhaul in Medicare reimbursements in two decades has been a challenging and stressful experience for the industry, where many facilities already operate on thin profit…

Brendan W. Williams, M.A., J.D. President/CEO New Hampshire Health Care Association

‘Gimmick’ bashing from the expert

Seema Verma, administrator for The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is at it again with a proposed rule that purports “to eliminate state financing gimmicks that cost the federal government millions each year.” Verma is an expert on costly gimmicks. Prior to taking her federal role, she was paid $1.2 million to engineer Iowa’s…

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