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 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!

PDPM Calculator & PDPM Navigator™ Updates for FY2021

We just updated the PDPM Calculator for CMS fiscal year 2021. The updates include: New wage indexing. New base rates New labor/non-labor split For those of you who use PDPM Navigator, those same changes are headed to your phone and/or tablet. iPhone users should see an update very early in the morning of October 1st.… Continue reading PDPM Calculator & PDPM Navigator™ Updates for FY2021

PDPM Navigator™ PRO Version 1.1.1 Released

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

Document Navigator™ Version 2.0!

We’re excited to announce that version 2.0 of Document Navigator™ is almost here! We think you’ll appreciate the updates and improvements. Some of the highlights: In-Document Highlighting: We’ll highlight relevant items and medications right in your original document so you can see them in context. We’ll also highlight all medications. Improved, Simplified User Interface: We’ve… Continue reading Document Navigator™ Version 2.0!

“Big Data”, Artificial Intelligence and Skilled Nursing

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data have hit the mainstream. Whether it’s the amazing advances in image recognition or sentiment analysis or shockingly accurate and timely friend suggestions and targeted ads. CMS has even launched the “Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge”. More information is available here. The purpose of the project is to predict unplanned… Continue reading “Big Data”, Artificial Intelligence and Skilled Nursing