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Skilled Nursing Facilities Payment Will Be Impacted By PDPM

When the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) takes effect in October 2019, Payers using the RUG system will have until September 30, 2020 to adjust their rate calculations. With the variety of changes nearing, SNF staff will be forced to pay closer attention than ever before to their coding and billing. This article from @skilled_nursing sheds

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Medicare Advantage Is The Future Of Medicare

During a discussion at a San Diego skilled nursing conference, former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan stated “I believe the future for Medicare is in the Medicare Advantage type of space”. In this conversation, Ryan praised Medicare Advantage plans as a means of preventing financial disaster to the Medicare program. Currently Medicare Advantage plans

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SNF’s Anticipate 6% Increase In Liability Claims This Year

According to the American Health Care Association and professional services firm Aon, nursing homes will see a 6% increase in liability claims this year, composed of a 3% increase in claims frequency and a 3% increase in claim size. Providing little to no write-offs, Access Advantage helps our members get the most possible dollars out

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Skilled Nursing Facilities Struggle With Inefficient Transfers

Choosing the right SNF is a very important decision for patients and families when transferring from the hospital. If a SNF that does not meet their need is selected, they run a much higher risk of re-hospitalization, longer length of stay and mortality. This article from @skilled_nursing details out how @UnitedHospFund and others are looking

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DeWine Orders To Rebid State’s Medicaid Contracts

With a goal of saving taxpayers’ dollars and securing a better deal for the state, Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered the Ohio Department of Medicaid to rebid the state’s contracts with private health insurance companies manage health care dollars. This article from @daytondailynews sheds light on this and more! View Article Here

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