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

Just How Many HIPPS Codes Are There?

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?

Broken Promises…

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…

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

CMS Releases 2020 Proposed Rule – The Highlights

As you may be aware, on April 19th CMS released the FY 2020 SNF PPS Proposed Rule that sets forth the proposed updates to FY 2020 beginning Oct 1, 2019 . As you know, CMS finalized the Patient Driven Payment Model in last year’s final rule, so the proposed rule contains mostly expected revisions related… Continue reading CMS Releases 2020 Proposed Rule – The Highlights

PDPM Navigator Lite™ – Free in the App Store!

We’ve decided to offer a lite version of our PDPM Navigator™ to everyone FOR FREE! PDPM Navigator Lite™ does everything that our website PDPM Calculator does (and more) but it does it all on your phone. You can use it wherever, whenever, however. No internet is required after the install. How do you get it?… Continue reading PDPM Navigator Lite™ – Free in the App Store!

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