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
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Posted on: October 9, 2020
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
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?Read More
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.
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.Read More