Value Based Purchasing
We all yearn for a time when value-based purchasing (and care) loses its originality. A time when motivations for providing excellent care and achieving excellent resident outcomes are aligned with reimbursement.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' monthly Open Door Forum conference call for skilled nursing and long-term care stakeholders will discuss a blockbuster list of hot topics Thursday. The agenda includes a Payroll-Based Journal update, talk about SNF waivers for the CJR initiative, and Nursing Home Compare Quality Measure updates.
As far as skilled care is concerned, most recent reporting on a major Medicare bill has all but overlooked what's in the bill for the sector. And it's not trivial.
Prospective Medicare changes regarding physician payments might unfairly penalize doctors working in long-term care settings, according to a prominent medical directors association.