May 2021 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: May 2021

PDPM cuts are looming large

Skilled nursing providers should be analyzing their operations and bracing for reimbursement reductions that will be triggered by recalibration of the Patient-Driven Payment model, experts warned in April.

Hospital experts: Discharges to SNFs won’t rebound soon

Skilled nursing providers shouldn’t expect referrals to return to pre-COVID-19 levels soon, thanks to a fundamental shift in how hospitals, health systems and other providers view the post-acute discharge process, several health experts predicted during an April leadership panel hosted by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

Ask the care expert: What can we do to help residents and families make their best decisions regarding end of life?

I’m a DON in a nursing facility that experienced a lot of COVID-19 cases and deaths due to the virus, both in the facility and at the hospital. We have seen families react so differently when they experience this loss in the hospital vs. in the nursing home. What can we do to help residents and families make their best decisions regarding end of life?

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