Staying the course: Lessons from ponies for upcoming Medicare changes
Aug 31, 2023
There’s a certain kind of magic when watching eq competitions, especially when it involves someone dear to you. Over the weekend, our daughter, Emmy Grace, took part in her first hunter jumper 2-foot...
Ask the payment expert …. about the total nurse staffing measure
Eleisha Wilkes, RN, RAC-CTA, RAC-CT, DNS-CT
Nov 11, 2022
Q: What is the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Payment Total Nurse Staffing Measure?
Hospital readmission incentives on hold, and ‘no one wins but Medicare’
Aug 02, 2022
Skilled nursing operators will forgo bonuses for a second straight year for limiting hospital readmissions, a regulatory pause one compliance expert says will lead to losses all around.
Patient and family engagement — understanding CoreQ
Apr 14, 2022
On April 11, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare payment policies and rates for skilled nursing facilities under the Skilled Nursing Facility...
‘A win-win:’ MedPAC officially makes recommendation to replace SNF VBP with new incentive model
Jun 17, 2021
A proposal by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to replace the current value-based purchasing program for skilled nursing facilities with a more equitable, value-incentive model would be a “win-win”...
Danger ahead?: SNFs face potentially steep cuts as CMS considers changes to PDPM, VBP program
Apr 12, 2021
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...
CMS proposes 1.3% pay increase — with plenty of strings attached
Apr 09, 2021
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.
MedPAC endorses recommendation to ditch VBP in favor of more equitable model
Apr 02, 2021
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is urging Congress to eliminate the current value-based purchasing program for skilled nursing facilities and establish an alternative that builds in more equitable...
SNF VBP review deadline nearing
Aug 17, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is reminding participants that the deadline to submit Phase Two Review and Corrections Requests concerning the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing...