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 […]

Speech Therapy Poised to Take Center Stage in Skilled Nursing Under PDPM

Among the potential upsides and pitfalls under the new Medicare payment system for skilled nursing facilities, one specialty comes up consistently as an area of great opportunity: speech therapy. When the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) takes effect next October, speech therapy will play a greater role in a resident’s overall care plan than under […]

Top Five Trends Impacting Therapy Providers in 2019 [Sponsored]

The coming year promises to be one of the most transformative in the history of long-term care. A new payment model will significantly shift the incentives for both therapy providers and SNFs. At the same time, the industry continues to grapple with a changing payer mix, rising costs, and competition from other care settings. Learn what’s in […]

Upcoming Webinar: Getting Ready for PDPM Success

Date: Wednesday, October 17 Time: 2-3 p.m. EDT Register Now* In response to industry concerns about RCS-1, CMS made significant changes to the proposed payment rule and renamed it the SNF Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). However, the fundamental goals and requirements of implementing a new value-based payment model remain the same — and will transform how therapy […]

Upcoming Webinar: Getting Ready for PDPM Success

Date: Wednesday, October 17 Time: 2-3 p.m. EDT Register Now In response to industry concerns about RCS-1, CMS made significant changes to the proposed payment rule and renamed it the SNF Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). However, the fundamental goals and requirements of implementing a new value-based payment model remain the same — and will transform how therapy […]

Therapy Providers Agree: PDPM Improves Upon Old Payment Models

A new survey of therapy providers found broad support for the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), with respondents citing it as an improvement over the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) earlier attempts at payment reform. Specifically, the new survey of 134 therapy professionals — including a mix of contract therapy providers and skilled […]

Rehab Business Model Will Change ‘Substantially’ Under PDPM

Therapy companies that provide services to skilled nursing patients must radically change their business models if the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is finalized and takes effect next year. That doesn’t mean that rehabilitation services for skilled nursing facilities will go away. But under PDPM, providers will […]