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CMS Announces SNF PPS and PDPM Final Rule. Here are the Changes…

July 31st, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the final rule for the skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS) – including – Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). There were no significant changes in the final rule as compared to the proposed rule.   We have highlighted key takeaways below. There will be a market basket increase of 2.4% ($820 million) – Effective October 1, 2018. Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) – Effective October 1, 2019 PDPM will be a major shift away from volume-based services (RUG-IV) with the new focus being value-based services and is designed to treat the needs of … Continue reading

At the End of Each Workday, I Go Home Feeling Accomplished and Blessed

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As a new occupational therapist graduate, I was so excited to begin my career working for a “big name” rehab company, one that almost everyone in the therapy world had heard of. I was looking forward to having a corporate support system and strong clinical support. Unfortunately, I very quickly realized that this was not at all what I had gotten myself into. Instead, I was being sent back and forth between multiple buildings completing evaluations and supervisory visits with no further mention of the “mentor” I had once been promised. A few years later, I was introduced to Infinity … Continue reading