PDPM – Section GG Functional Scores By State (& County!)

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The enhanced provider specific file for PDPM released by CMS has given us an unusual opportunity to study and understand things going on in our industry in a much more timely manner than we’re accustomed to. Let’s hope this trend continues. In this post we’re going to be looking at the new functional scoring technique… Continue reading PDPM – Section GG Functional Scores By State (& County!)

PDPM – Nursing Categories

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CMS has released a provider specific impact analysis for PDPM using 2017 data. There’s a lot to analyze and that takes time. However, one interesting question we can answer with the data is something along the lines of “What would happen if all the therapy minutes disappeared?”  (Note: Since CMS still refers to the nursing… Continue reading PDPM – Nursing Categories

PDPM Calculator Available!

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We’ve just released the PDPM Calculator! (We’ve also retired the RCS-1 Calculator since that proposal is effectively retired. You can still access that calculator here if you want to compare or you’re feeling nostalgic.) Why build a PDPM calculator when CMS released their own Excel-based grouper tool? We felt like the Excel tool was a… Continue reading PDPM Calculator Available!

Q1 2018 North Carolina Medicaid

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“You can’t manage what you can’t measure” The latest data from the state of North Carolina has been published. We spend considerable time carefully studying the data here at Broad River. It’s like a second report card that we get every quarter. (Obviously the most important report card comes from the customer.) This data tells… Continue reading Q1 2018 North Carolina Medicaid

MPPR Calculator

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We’ve just released an MPPR calculator that you can use to see how much difference MPPR makes to your Part B billing. The rest of this post is going to be about features and how to use the tool. If you’d prefer to get right to it, the calculator is here. You can also get… Continue reading MPPR Calculator

MPPR: A Hidden Expense

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Although MPPR has been around since 2011, a lot of people are surprised just how big a role it plays in Part B reimbursement in skilled nursing. It’s a tool CMS has used to justify paying less for Part B therapy delivered in skilled nursing facilities. Here’s how. How Part B Used to Work Back in the… Continue reading MPPR: A Hidden Expense