North Carolina Medicaid Trends Continue

In every state we analyze that has a case-mix system there are certain trends that we see over and over. Two of the most common trends are: Average case-mix slowly increases over time. This is true even in states that have a budget neutrality factor (BNF). North Carolina doesn’t have a BNF. In states that… Continue reading North Carolina Medicaid Trends Continue

Providing Measurable Value In CaseMix

How many therapy companies tell you they’ll help you improve your case-mix? How many tell you they’ll help you with ADL training? (Section G isn’t going away if you live in a case-mix state.) How many claim their clients have better reimbursement because of more complete documentation? The answer is nearly all of us make… Continue reading Providing Measurable Value In CaseMix

Q4 2018 North Carolina Medicaid Data

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The data used to set rates for skilled nursing facilities in North Carolina for the final quarter of 2018 is here. We mine this data every quarter for not only trends but to also identify opportunities for us and our clients. I’ll summarize the major points here. View fullsize Overall case-mix index continues to climb.… Continue reading Q4 2018 North Carolina Medicaid Data

4 reasons why you should have a robust Restorative Nursing Program in your facility

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Restorative Nursing Programs are essential for provision of care for residents in long term care.  Imagine yourself as a resident in a nursing home (for some that though alone causes anxiety) – would you want to maintain your physical ability to continue to be as independent as possible?  Would you want to have trained staff… Continue reading 4 reasons why you should have a robust Restorative Nursing Program in your facility

Q&A with Joel VanEaton

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Recently Broad River Rehab welcomed Joel VanEaton to the team. In this posting we’re going to ask Joel some burning questions we’ve been wondering about and get his perspective. BRR: How will PDPM change the role of the MDS nurse? JVE: Under PDPM the MDS nurse will only become more important for one primary reason:… Continue reading Q&A with Joel VanEaton

Trends in North Carolina Medicaid

Based on the latest data from the state of North Carolina, we can look at trends for Medicaid in skilled nursing in the state. Overall, average case-mix is up significantly, continuing a long term climbing trend. Keep in mind that in North Carolina, if the mean case-mix is increasing while your facility case-mix stays constant,… Continue reading Trends in North Carolina Medicaid

2 Reasons You Should be More Concerned about Casemix than RCS-1 if You’re In Tennessee

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Tennessee is in a unique position right now. Everyone is trying to figure out how RCS-1 will change Medicare Part A. However at the same time Tennessee is also preparing to transition to case-mix for Medicaid. RCS-1 can tend to look more important because a lot more people are talking about it but here are… Continue reading 2 Reasons You Should be More Concerned about Casemix than RCS-1 if You’re In Tennessee