Early PDPM Reactions: Therapy Companies’ Reimbursement Optimism, Continued Coding Challenges

With intense attention on therapy cuts and reimbursement changes during the transition to the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) on October 1, operators and lead clinicians have focused on continuing education and training to remain financially sustainable amid this historic shift. SNN spoke to four therapy companies to see how operators and clinicians are faring […]

It’s Here: Skilled Nursing Providers, Investors Weigh in on PDPM Opportunities, ‘Stumbling Blocks’

The long wait is over: The new Medicare payment system for nursing homes has arrived. October 1 marks the official start of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), just about 18 months after the federal government first announced the change in April 2018. Since then, the skilled nursing industry has trained a laser focus on preparations […]

How Third-Party Rehab Can Manage Risk in Tumultuous SNF World

As skilled nursing facilities navigate thin margins, payer pressure on patient length of stay and reimbursement shortfalls, the resulting financial headaches can have ripple effects for their partners. Vendors such as food service or pharmacy companies can be particularly vulnerable to a SNF’s financial struggles. But for third-party rehab companies, a tumultuous SNF world – […]

How Skilled Nursing Facilities Can Win Under the New Five-Star System

The federal government hit skilled nursing facilities with a flurry of changes to its quality rating system earlier this year, but by diving into their own data, SNFs can pinpoint how to do better — while making the best use of their limited resources. Some key steps include scrutinizing a facility’s Certification and Survey Provider […]

[Upcoming Webinar] PDPM – Re-scripting for our Cast of Characters

Time: 1-2 p.m. CDTDate: March 21, 2019Register Now PDPM brings home the reality that collaborative interdisciplinary communication is a necessity. In this interactive session, each discipline’s role will be examined and redefined in terms of essential day-to-day communication expectations. Options will be presented from a nursing and rehab perspective to help participants take away plans […]

[Upcoming Webinar] PDPM – Re-scripting for our Cast of Characters

Time: 1-2 p.m. CDTDate: March 21, 2019Register Now PDPM brings home the reality that collaborative interdisciplinary communication is a necessity. In this interactive session, each discipline’s role will be examined and redefined in terms of essential day-to-day communication expectations. Options will be presented from a nursing and rehab perspective to help participants take away plans that will […]

[Upcoming Webinar] PDPM — Re-Scripting for Our Cast of Characters

Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. CDTDate: March 21, 2019Register Now PDPM brings home the reality that collaborative interdisciplinary communication is a necessity. In this interactive session, each discipline’s role will be examined and redefined in terms of essential day-to-day communication expectations. Options will be presented from a nursing and rehab perspective to help participants take away plans […]