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Update from CMS Regarding Group/Concurrent Under PDPM • April 19, 2019

Posted on: April 20, 2019

Late Friday afternoon, April 19, CMS released the FY 2020 SNF PPS Proposed Rule, specifying a few changes for the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). HealthPRO Heritage is looking forward to reporting out on all the modifications, but can’t wait to share the following good news…

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Tags: Payment Reform, Patient-Driven Payment Model, PDPM, CMS Update 2019

Give a Little to Get a Lot: Nursing, PDPM, and Documentation ReDesign

Posted on: April 1, 2019

CEOs, NHAs, and DONs take note!  With the new PDPM paradigm, you’ll be asking your nurses to:

  • Continue to drive quality measures, star ratings, survey results, satisfaction scores, etc.
  • Care for higher acuity patients; and
  • Adopt very different documentation practices.

All of these requisites are vitally important to your facility’s success under PDPM. But perhaps the most challenging change for Nursing teams (who really just want to be patient caretakers, right?) will be #3 on this list. 

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Tags: CMS, CMS policy, Payment Reform, Patient-Driven Payment Model, PDPM, CMS Update 2019

Brace Yourself for PDPM: Knowing the Predicted Fiscal Impact is Your First Step

Posted on: October 11, 2018

Step one to ensuring your facility delivers positive patient outcomes, maintains regulatory compliance, and achieves financial viability in the New PDPM World is to perform a RUGs-to-PDPM Crosswalk on all your patients.

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Tags: CMS Update 2018, Payment Reform, Patient-Driven Payment Model, PDPM