Though Data on Outcomes Sparse, CMS Han’t Forgotten PDPM Monitoring — While Wage Index Drops Loom

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been slow to make moves on audit demonstrations for the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), the Medicare reimbursement overhaul for skilled nursing facilities that took effect last year. But that doesn’t mean that the agency has forgotten its promise to closely monitor patient outcomes and scrutinize SNFs’ […]

Research, Ability and Track Record: How SNFs Have to Help Referrers Under PDPM

With the Medicare reimbursement overhaul taking place in a few short months, skilled nursing facilities — ideally — are moving into the last stages of preparation and training for staff and workflow procedures. But according to post-acute care partnership strategist Mike Wetula of therapy company TMC, SNFs can’t ignore their referral partners in the process. […]