A model that is not based on volume and that measures patient outcomes. “One key provider advocate is expressing optimism that a pending new payment system will spare operators from therapy upcoding lawsuits like the one settled for $10 million Wednesday. Implementation of the Patient-Driven Payment Model will reward valueContinue Reading

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The SNF VBP (Value-Based Purchasing Program), begins Oct 1, 2018 and rewards Skilled Nursing Facilities with motivational payments for performance on reducing hospital re-admissions known as the Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM). The calculation is based on a facility’s re-hospitalization rate in Calendar Year 2017 or improvementContinue Reading

Good read. Get informed. SNF world is changing once again. Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM): “The agency said the new SNF classification system model would also allow patients to choose a skilled nursing facility with services tailored to their condition because payments will be tied to condition rather than each specificContinue Reading