SNFs should prepare ‘for the worst’ regarding PDPM cuts, expert says
May 09, 2022
Skilled nursing providers should be prepared for the federal government to move forward with planned reductions in reimbursements rates, even as they await a final decision on the recommendation, according...
Chance for slower PDPM cuts remote, expert says
May 03, 2022
All hope is not lost for skilled nursing providers hoping for relief from a planned reduction in reimbursement rates, a top payment expert recently told McKnight’s Long-Term Care News.
Long-term care: a bear or bull market?
Apr 18, 2022
When it comes to the long-term care market, is this a time to view it as bearish or bullish?
PDPM overpayment update: Providers will ask for cuts to be spread over three years
Apr 14, 2022
The nation’s largest provider organization will ask the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to reduce the pain of planned Medicare reimbursement cuts by spreading the reductions over three fiscal...
PDPM lowered therapy minutes but not outcomes, study shows
James M. Berklan
Jan 12, 2022
Skilled nursing patients received about 13% fewer therapy minutes after the onset of the Patient-Driven Payment Model in October 2019 but that did not hurt outcomes or rehospitalization rates, researchers...
The top lessons learned from the AHCA’s 2021 Convention and Expo
Nov 05, 2021
Attending the American Health Care Association’s (AHCA) 2021 Convention and Expo this year felt like reuniting with friends after spending two years on the frontline of a battlefield. The...
Take advantage of PDPM before it’s too late: experts
Oct 11, 2021
With the future of the Patient Driven Payment Model, at least as it’s currently constructed, up in the air, now is the time for providers to ensure they are accurately capturing resident needs and acuity...
Decline in therapy, higher pay rates could justify recalibration of PDPM
Oct 07, 2021
The Patient Driven Payment Model has become a bright spot during the COVID-19 pandemic for many providers two years after its implementation — but providers shouldn’t expect that shining light to last...
CMS leaning on providers to form new PDPM pay rates
Sep 16, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is relying on data metrics regarding trends or changes in provider behavior, payments and beneficiary care quality as it considers potential adjustments to...
The data is in! More trends from CMS ResDAC
Sep 09, 2021
All data lovers you are in luck! Another quarter of data is in, courtesy of the CMS Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC). We have all watched trends since the initiation of the Patient Driven Payment...