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…...
I love Georgia peaches. In fact, I was lamenting that it was much too early for fresh peaches while at the GHCA winter convention a few weeks ago. (The peach cobbler was outstanding though.) The first bite of those famous southern summer peaches is a tasty treat. Recently, we have been biting into some pretty… Continue reading Georgia on my mind
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?
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!
Tomorrow, the 18th of December, 2020, we will find out if rehab gets a 9% rate reduction for CPT codes (essentially Part B therapy) OR do we “kick the can down the road” for 2 years. This brings up a number of good questions we could spend hours pontificating over a bottle of good wine… Continue reading What does a 9% CPT code revenue reduction mean?
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
CMS FY 2021 will be here in a few short days and with it the changes that have been finalized by CMS in the final rule on July 31st. One of the important changes that will occur this year has to do with the wage index. The wage index is an adjustment made to the… Continue reading Wage Indexes are Changing. Get Ready for Yours!
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
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