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See What’s Possible!  Five Optimistic Outcomes Amidst A Challenging Time

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.

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Tags: PDPM

What Does Medicare's Final Rule for FY21 Mean for SNFs?

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.

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Tags: CMS, snf, SNF Operators, PDPM, CMS Update 2020

Take it to the Next Level Under PDPM - Five Smart Reimbursement Practices

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!"

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Tags: LTC, Patient-Driven Payment Model, PDPM, CMS Update 2020

How to Supercharge Your Nursing Strategy for 2020 & Beyond

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. 

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Tags: Patient-Driven Payment Model, PDPM, CMS Update 2020

2019 Year in Review

Posted on: December 6, 2019

What's been on your mind? 
More than 90,000 visitors have clicked through HealthPRO® Heritage resources to access updates & advice from our subject-matter experts. 

Don't miss out on today's most relevant topics! Click on the blog titles below: 

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

Emerging Trends: Coding Under PDPM

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!

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Tags: Patient-Driven Payment Model, PDPM

Measuring Success & Emerging Trends Under PDPM

Posted on: November 7, 2019

We all survived the PDPM transition on October 1. Now what?

As the dust settles, SNFs may be wrestling with an important question: How will the industry define and measure success under PDPM & Beyond?

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Tags: snf, Patient-Driven Payment Model, PDPM

Finger on the Pulse: Initial Reactions to PDPM & Updates from the Front Line

Posted on: October 15, 2019

Gut-Check Survey Results + Feedback from the PDPM Front Line
HealthPRO® Heritage launched a survey – “PDPM Gut-Check” – to capture how the industry is feeling about the new reimbursement system.  Here’s what you and your peers had to say.

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

An Industry Gut-Check: What's Your PDPM Confidence Level?

Posted on: October 1, 2019

Now is the time for our industry to over-communicate!  Put your two cents in, and learn more about what your peers are thinking, feeling, and what’s keeping them up at night, too. 

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Tags: snf, Skilled Therapy, Patient-Driven Payment Model, PDPM, CMS Update 2019

How to Choose (and Be) a Good Strategic Partner

Posted on: August 29, 2019

Recent CMS initiatives have created an interesting dynamic in the post-acute care industry:  Providers across the care continuum are being incentivized to form strategic partnerships and hold each other accountable for delivering efficient, enhanced patient care. 

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Tags: CMS, senior living, Home Health, Skilled Therapy, Patient-Driven Payment Model, PDPM