Since the RCS-1 Proposed Rule was released in Spring 2017, through the PDPM Final Rule and up to today, we’ve spent hundreds of hours thinking and pressure testing different ideas. We’ve had ongoing conversations with customers, colleagues, and consultants about PDPM therapy pricing. Our goal was simple: Develop a pricing approach which equally addresses and ensures the success of our patients, customers, and employees under PDPM.Read More
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Posted on: January 24, 2022
Posted on: September 14, 2021
When looking at a specific PDPM opportunity or impact analysis, it is imperative to understand the data behind the comparison. In looking at an opportunity, it’s great to see the financial aspect of it. You are also more than likely asking yourself, “How much am I leaving on the table? And, “Where should I place my resources, education, and follow-up based on this data?”Read More
Posted on: October 9, 2020
On CMS' Technical Page, the agency announced via this post that an error was made in the PDPM Grouper! Six ICD-10 codes (T8484XA, T8389XA, T8321XA, T82399A, T82392A, and T83021A) were excluded. These codes are significant, because they contribute points toward the NTA case mix group when coded on the PPS MDS assessment.Read More
Posted on: September 15, 2020
HealthPRO Heritage is eager to share meaningful, optimistic outcomes amidst a critical time.
As we approach the 1-year anniversary of the PDPM implementation, many continue to struggle with COVID-19 related challenges. Despite the circumstances, HealthPRO Heritage is proud to report outcomes that reliably demonstrate What’s Possible: Impressive upward trends in clinical efficacy and business partnership outcomes.
See What’s Possible. Review FIVE key cross-sectional outcome measures that are truly unique only to HealthPRO Heritage.Read More
Posted on: August 3, 2020
With our industry’s focus on the COVID-19 public health emergency, this year’s Final Rule addresses essential policies only, while incorporating some impactful PDPM updates. There is a strong theme emphasizing a continued commitment to keeping providers connected through electronic means to promote the exchange and reuse of patient assessment data. The MDS is at the top of that list with discharge information being critical to ensure necessary medical information is shared and transferred among post hospital settings. The MDS will not have the anticipated major over haul until 2 years from the end of the Public Health Emergency, likely October 2022. This is good news for interdisciplinary teams that have been adjusting to many related changes and communication methods. Accuracy and collaboration remain critical for the current environment as well as future changes.Read More
Posted on: March 6, 2020
When it comes to clinical reimbursement opportunities, HealthPRO Heritage asks: “Is your clinical team leaving no stone unturned?” As national healthcare consultants with a progressive approach to PDPM, HealthPRO Heritage offers five simple (but not easy*) strategies to compliantly optimize clinical-based reimbursement.
"If it were easy….then everyone would do it!"Read More
Posted on: February 11, 2020
To achieve, or maintain high marks on performance outcomes – and ultimately drive census & fiscal upside – HealthPRO Heritage suggests: Supercharge your strategy with on-the-ground support for your Nursing team.Read More
Posted on: December 6, 2019
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Posted on: November 14, 2019
More than 70% of hospitals outsource at least a portion of coding duties to professional Certified Coders. This fact begs the question: Why shouldn’t skilled nursing operators also seek out the expertise of professional coding experts to optimize coding? After all, accurate, optimal, and timely coding is critical to PDPM success!Read More