In just a few short weeks, we will begin the second FY since the initiation of the PDPM. With the unprecedented encounter we have had with the COVID PHE, there have been decisions on the part of CMS to limit the number of obvious changes that were to take effect this fall. However, due to… Continue reading FY 2021 SNF PPS Final Rule, what you need to know!
Do you know how you compare to other skilled nursing facilities in the state? How do you compare to the nation? Do other facilities find more NTA points than you? Is your percentage of clinically complex similar to other facilities in your state? Do you document more or less depression than average? How does your… Continue reading PDPM Report Cards
When $59 per Day, per PDPM Patient is a Good Thing When $59 per Day, per PDPM Patient is a Great Thing When $59 per Day, per PDPM Patient is a Shameful Thing I have been in the management of therapy delivery in SNFs for a very long time. I have seen, and probably know,… Continue reading $59/Day: Good, Great and Shameful
We’ve been hard at work during the pandemic (#COVIDEnoughAlready) creating a new tool that we’re ready to announce today! Today we release Part A Census Navigator™! What is that you ask? Census Navigator™ is an app that allows you to search for any hospital in the United States and see how many Medicare Part A… Continue reading Med A Census Navigator™!
This week, CMS surprised us with a revised version of the MDS that will be effective this fall for FY 2021. It is a surprise because nothing about this particular change was mentioned in the proposed rule posted in April. CMS has indicated in the May posting on the MDS Technical Information page that in… Continue reading MDS v1.17.2 – What Changed?
Yesterday we released an update to PDPM Navigator™ PRO which will allow you to save cases. This has been requested by quite a few of you so we’re excited for you to try it. (Note: this feature is for PROs only. If you’d like the PRO version of PDPM Navigator™, it’s available for free to… Continue reading PDPM Navigator™ PRO Version 1.1.1 Released
What makes for a successful future focus on Covid-19? A Clinically knowledgeable, Quality measurement, interdisciplinary approach. Future thinking requires us to evaluate our capacity as interdisciplinary teams as we leverage the RAI to provide care (RAI – MDS, CAAs, Care Planning), get paid appropriately (PDPM) and achieve desired outcomes (Quality Measurement). For this reason, we… Continue reading Covid-19 Update to Documentation Navigator™
It has been said that, “A little bit goes a long way”. And, as an industry, that little bit has been quite a lot as we have geared up for and implemented the PDPM. I for one am feeling the effects of the long way this “little bit” has taken us. Now that we have… Continue reading The Name of the Game is SPADEs
A lot has been made of the complexity of PDPM. We’ve all heard by now there are more than 28 thousand code combinations. Let me get straight to the point: this narrative is wrong and is being used to make you feel like PDPM is too complex for you to handle. The “more than 28… Continue reading Just How Many HIPPS Codes Are There?
For years Therapy Companies have told SNFs we can “help increase your census” , “help increase your Medicare Part A rate” “help increase your Medicaid rate” etc…. BUT if your census never increased, your Med A rate stayed the same, and your Medicaid rate did not change, are these just Broken Promises? Right now, every… Continue reading Broken Promises…