Case-Mix States – Did You Know?

Case-Mix States – Did You Know?

On December 6, 2018, Deputy Administrator and Director for CMS issued a CMCS Informational Bulletin informing Case-Mix states of two changes that may impact their payments for Medicaid patients in the nursing home setting. Effective October 1, 2019, PDPM will replace...
Post-Acute Care: A Season of Change

Post-Acute Care: A Season of Change

Post-Acute Care is in a season of change.  In the Skilled Nursing Facility, we are facing a lot of change in the next year. First, while we are all preparing for PDPM, we need to take some time to review the Final Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the...
Coming Soon: ICD-11

Coming Soon: ICD-11

On June 18, 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new International Classification of Diseases, Version 1.1 (ICD-11) but it won’t be until after 2022 that we will be expected to begin using the new codes. On the WHO website, the announcement states,...
Out with the Old, In with the New!

Out with the Old, In with the New!

As you are probably aware, there is a lot of change about to take place in our industry.  The amount of information is overwhelming and confusing.  Let’s see what is in store for us. Two main areas of change are noted in the SNF Final Rule  and The Medicare Physician...