We’ve recently updated Med A Census Navigator™ again to include acuity. You may have noticed it already. Note the addition of PT/OT, SLP, Nursing and NTA boxes. These indicate the percent rank of this facility. For example, in the image, Advanced Healthcare Center in Toledo, this facility is in the 27th percentile for PT and…...
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Med A Census Navigator™ Update!
Oh man, it’s been a LONG time since I posted something on here. It feels good to be back. Today, we’re announcing an update to Med A Census Navigator! It’s a pretty big update too. DRG Codes are here! Based on lots of feedback, we heard that you’d like to be able to see the…...
A Tale of 2 States
Hello there Insiders! Today, we’re going to look at some of the latest data from RESDAC. We’ve just received data for quarter 4 of 2021 and want to share some observations with you. PDPM and Two States Minnesota McKnights recently published an article about skilled nursing and Minnesota. You can read it here. The short…...
CMS 100-2 Chapter 8 Series – Part I: Access to Medicare Part A Benefits In a SNF. What do I need to know?
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The FY 2022 SNF PPS Final Rule: Learn the Facts behind the headlines Part 2 – ICD-10 Revisions and PDPM. What’s in it for me?
Henry David Thoreau once said, “Our least deed, like the young of the land crab, makes its way to the sea of cause and effect as soon as born, and makes a drop there to eternity.” This is true of the daily choices we all make in our personal lives. It is also true of… Continue reading The FY 2022 SNF PPS Final Rule: Learn the Facts behind the headlines Part 2 – ICD-10 Revisions and PDPM. What’s in it for me?
SNF FY 2022 Proposed Rule – Learn the Facts Behind the Headlines Part 3: How is My Rate Calculated
Have you ever wondered just how CMS comes up with your Medicare Part A rate? Year in and year out, the rates shift, but what makes up the components of that rate and why does a shift occur each year? Market Basket Update Every year CMS updates the PPS rate based on changes in the… Continue reading SNF FY 2022 Proposed Rule – Learn the Facts Behind the Headlines Part 3: How is My Rate Calculated
SNF FY 2022 Proposed Rule – Learn the Facts Behind the Headlines Part 2: Don’t Forget About Your Wage Index!
Among the many required updates that CMS is mandated to make each year related to the SNF PPS rate, there is one pesky little number that often gets lost in the shuffle. That number is the wage index. The wage index is an adjustment to the SNF PPS rate that accounts for regional differences in… Continue reading SNF FY 2022 Proposed Rule – Learn the Facts Behind the Headlines Part 2: Don’t Forget About Your Wage Index!
Med A Census Navigator
Census Navigator™ is an app that allows you to search for any hospital in the United States and see how many Medicare Part A discharges that hospital had AND which skilled nursing facilities those patients went to.
Understanding Medicare Part A Admissions
Medicare Part A patients are coveted in long-term care. Today we’ re going to look at things that are correlated with getting Medicare Part A transfers from inpatient facilities to skilled nursing facilities. We’ll start by looking at some general attributes that are correlated with lots of Med A admissions and then we’ll move to… Continue reading Understanding Medicare Part A Admissions
Med A Census Navigator Updated (at least for iPhone users…)
We were having a discussion the other day and someone suggested we give all our Pro users a gift in Med A Census Navigator. It’s a great idea so that’s what’s happening today. Starting right now (for iPhone users, more on this in a moment), Med A Census Navigator users can register using their email… Continue reading Med A Census Navigator Updated (at least for iPhone users…)