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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

Not Getting All of Your 2% Withhold Back in Revenue Starting this October?

Posted on: September 24, 2018

Success or failure for SNFs will hinge directly on hospital readmission rates (& other performance metrics, too!)

What’s This About 2% of My Revenue?

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Tags: SNF Operators, SNF VBP

PEPPER Adds Seasoning to Bundled Payments and Reimbursements

Posted on: May 16, 2018

If you are all over your PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report), you probably noticed the most recent release for Q4 2017 shows a new risk for improper payment – the 20-day episodes of care.

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Tags: snf, SNF Operators, LTC provider, Bundled Payments

July 2017 Advisor Newsletter

Posted on: July 28, 2017



IN THIS ISSUE:
Introduction to RCS-1 • SNFs & HHAs Scorecards: Let’s Get on the Same Page 
SNFs & HHAs: What About the PEPPER?
 • Letters of Non-Compliance with SNF QRP: Threatening Up to 2% FY 2018 Annual Payment Update (APU)


NOTICE: CMS announced on June 25th that Quality Reporting Program (QRP) data for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) is due August 15, 2017 for the first quarter of 2017.

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Tags: skilled nursing facility, snf, HealthPRO/Heritage, Advisor Newsletter, SNF Operators, Advisor, Home Health, RCS-1, QRP non-compliance letters

SNF Operators: 2% Of Your Revenue Is At Risk!

Posted on: November 11, 2016

Are you ready for a Big Game Changer?  Health care reform mandates will directly impact your bottom line starting January 2017. As CMS rolls out the “SNF VBP Program,” SNFs nationwide may find themselves scrambling to protect 2% revenue.

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Tags: Heritage Healthcare, skilled nursing facility, HealthPro, CMS, HealthPRO Rehabilitation, CMS Update 2017, HealthPRO/Heritage, Senior Care, Advisor Newsletter, SNF Operators, Advisor