Providers Who Perform Well Under PDPM

Under the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), Medicare rates are determined by a formula that captures how providers measure on five care components.

Those that are performing well under PDPM are effectively capturing key payment drivers and not leaving money on the table.

For more on this, please see the article below.

Three-Day Rule To Return After The Pandemic

Post- pandemic rules for nursing home care may look different than before or even during the crisis.
Though some changes made during the health emergency, telemedicine restrictions, for example, being loosened may remain, others like the three-day stay requirement may not.

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New Rules For COVID-19 Testing In Nursing Homes

Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, recently opened up about nursing home testing for COVID-19, noting testing should be routine.
New rules presented last month require facilities to test with a specific frequency depending on the spread in the surrounding county.

For frequency specificity and more on this, please see the article below.

SNF Occupancy Stabilizing?

With skilled nursing occupancy down-trending since 2015, the pandemic made things much more difficult for facilities.

In June this year, however, Managed Medicare increased, resulting in what appear to be stabilizing revenue streams.

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Nursing Home Inspections To Resume

Earlier this year The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) suspended nursing home inspections to focus attention on the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday of this week, CMS announced it will resume inspections for all providers that are Medicare and Medicaid certified.

For more on this see the article below.