[White Paper] Therapy and the New PDPM

Beginning in just a few short months, both skilled nursing facilities and their therapy partners need to adapt to the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) under Medicare. This landmark shift will change the way SNFs and therapy providers do business.   In essence, providers will be challenged to more closely link their therapy services to patients’ […]

[White Paper] Therapy and the New PDPM

Beginning in just a few short months, both skilled nursing facilities and their therapy partners need to adapt to the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) under Medicare. This landmark shift will change the way SNFs and therapy providers do business.   In essence, providers will be challenged to more closely link their therapy services to patients’ […]

PDPM Creates New Litigation Risk for Skilled Nursing, Rehab Providers

After years of facing governmental and legal scrutiny over providing too many rehabilitation hours, both skilled nursing and therapy providers will soon find themselves with the completely opposite risk. As the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) shifts incentives away from the volume of therapy hours, providers could find themselves accused of not providing enough rehabilitation time […]

Despite Speech Push, Physical and Occupational Therapy Have Key Role Under PDPM

Speech therapy has taken center stage in discussions about the new Medicare payment system for skilled nursing facilities, but therapists and operators say providers can’t ignore physical and occupational therapy services as they adapt. In the months after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), speech therapy […]