Rethink Podcast #20: Fred Bentley of Avalere Health

The 20th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available!

The Patient-Driven Payment Model — and all the changes that came with it — officially arrived for skilled nursing providers in October 2019. The new Medicare reimbursement system for SNFs was top of mind throughout the year, but 2020 will bring a variety of new challenges, ranging from the entrenchment of accountable care organizations (ACOs) to the rise of managed care in the Medicaid program.

Fred Bentley, managing director at the consulting firm Avalere Health, joined Rethink to talk about what SNFs should consider going into 2020 and how they can position themselves for viability and success.

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Listen to this episode to learn about:
— The need to examine therapy and documentation as PDPM takes hold
— Why some larger SNF chains are considering joining the ranks of ACOs
— Why Medicaid managed long-term services and supports are ‘an existential challenge’ for SNFs

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