CMS keeping ‘cards close to their chest’ on PDPM pay cuts: expert
Aug 02, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ decision to hold off adjusting Patient Driven Payment Model payment rates could be the agency’s way of “playing their cards close to their chest” as...
CMS shaves 2022 PPS pay rates to 1.2%, won’t mess with PDPM cuts – for now
James M. Berklan
Jul 30, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced late Thursday that it will delay adjusting Patient Driven Payment Model payment rates until next year. The agency also will give nursing homes just...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced late Thursday that it will delay adjustments to nursing homes’ Patient Driven Payment System pay rates until next year. It also will be giving providers...
COVID-19 dealt a devastating blow to nursing homes — don’t let looming cuts make it worse
Jul 12, 2021
In late June, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released a report stating that approximately 42% of Medicare beneficiaries in nursing homes were diagnosed with...
Top questions providers should ask their rehab team
Jul 01, 2021
Two weeks ago, I came to you with a blog focused on quality. Specifically, “Proposed rule and quality: What your rehab team should know.” Following this piece, I received the comment below from a...
CMS must consider pandemic’s broader impact before toying with PDPM rates: analysis
Jun 16, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must consider the COVID-19 pandemic’s broad impact on the skilled nursing patient population and the resulting effect it had on Medicare payments for SNF...
The data is in! Evaluating a year of PDPM ResDAC data
Jun 03, 2021
Have you been curious as to the national data trends related to the Patient Driven Payment Model? In a time when we are all considering changes to the future of reimbursement and the impact of potential...
Providers tell CMS it’s ‘decidedly’ the wrong time to toy with PDPM rates
Jun 03, 2021
Providers need more time before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would implement any adjustments to PDPM payment rates, operators and associations have told the agency in official comments.
Higher facility assessment fees would fund measures to improve staffing, reduce resident density
May 24, 2021
Illinois lawmakers are looking to increase assessment fees paid by nursing homes in order to fund a proposed law that aims to change the way providers are reimbursed in a push to reduce understaffing and...
SNF therapy: Time per-patient declined 80 minutes, staffing off nearly 15% with PDPM, study finds
May 10, 2021
The implementation of the Patient Driven Payment Model resulted in a huge drop-off in therapy staffing at nursing homes, a new study confirms. The findings have researchers concerned that the declines...