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FY 2023 Proposed Rule: How Will SNFs Weather the Impact?

Posted on: April 18, 2022

CMS has always been clear about its intention for the PDPM reimbursement model to be “budget neutral,” so the 4.6% parity adjustment outlined in FY 2023 Proposed Rule comes as no surprise. For the second consecutive year, CMS is proposing a downward adjustment to SNFs’ Medicare A rates to offset ~5% increased spending created by the implementation of PDPM reimbursement in October 2019. Last year’s Proposed Rule (April 2021) outlined a 5% parity adjustment which was ultimately not included in the Final Rule for FY 2022.

Read on as our experts summarize FY 2023 Proposed Rule’s financial implications + offer guidance for our valued HealthPRO Heritage partners, as well as SNF providers, contracted with other therapy companies, too!

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Senior Living Providers: Do you have more residents moving out than moving in?

Posted on: April 7, 2022

Do you have a feeling you have increased risk with your current resident population? Is there minimal engagement in wellness offerings or more frequent falls? How about unplanned move-outs that do not return to your community?
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Changes in Your Most Important Deliverables?

Posted on: April 6, 2022

Questions Worth Asking

Now, more than ever, it is critical that providers achieve excellent patient outcomes for their short-term rehab patients. This includes both an excellent patient experience for “consumers,” as well as efficient and effective stays that translate to competitive lengths of stay, episodic cost, and rehospitalization rates. Short-term rehab is likely your organization’s most well-recognized deliverable, and, as such, it is judged by referral sources and your consumer market as representative of the quality of your enterprise. Successful operators reap the benefits of these excellent outcomes with improved standing in their markets, resulting in increased census. They also reap the rewards of value-based purchasing incentives which can amount to as much as 2% of their total Medicare Part A reimbursement.

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