Aegis CEO Schram: Therapy Still Has Value Under PDPM, But Providers Must Be ‘On the Hook’ for Outcomes

With therapy minutes no longer driving reimbursement under the new Medicare reimbursement system taking effect on October 1, the relationship between skilled nursing facilities and rehabilitation companies is undergoing a significant metamorphosis. But the change runs deeper than the shift in revenue streams. The new system will drive new models of care and move. interactions […]

PDPM’s Effects Could Stretch Far Beyond Medicare for Skilled Nursing Facilities

On paper, the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) will only affect one pillar of the payment equation for skilled nursing facilities. But as players start to unpack the coming rule changes, PDPM’s reach begins to extend far beyond Medicare. Medicare Advantage and Medicaid frequently base rate calculations on the existing Medicare structure, a pair of experts […]

Rethink Podcast #4: Aegis Therapies President and CEO Martha Schram

The 4th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available! By making patient condition and characteristics the driver of reimbursement — instead of the number of therapy minutes provided to a resident — the Patient-Driven Payment Model coming in October has changed the game for rehabilitation and skilled nursing providers alike. And Aegis Therapies, which […]

Aegis CEO: Therapy Can Still Drive Skilled Nursing Revenue Under PDPM

The new Medicare payment model for skilled nursing facilities upends the old system of rehabilitation minutes driving reimbursement. With the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) scheduled for implementation on Oct. 1, 2019 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), SNFs and therapy providers alike are scrambling to catch up and prepare. In this changing landscape, […]