PDPM is Coming: Are You Ready? What You Need to Know by October 1, 2019
Medicare's new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) begins October 1, 2019. For Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) providers, this will warrant not only significant operational changes but also a change of thinking as the new PDPM removes therapy minutes as a determinant of payment and strengthens the relationship between payment and clinical characteristics to promote payment accuracy and provide the resources necessary for SNFs to meet the care needs of a diverse range of residents. Payment accuracy relys upon the understanding of how the six components (PT, OT, ST, NTA, Nursing, Non-Case Mix) of the PDPM impact reimbursement. Additionally, PDPM requires a greater understanding of how to identify the medical complexity of residents and ensurance that that complexity has been captured within the Minimum Data Set (MDS). The identification of medical complexity will require SNFs to have a keen understanding of the ICD-10 codes and how the ICD-10 codes determine how the resident is classified into the PDPM clinical categories.
The Beacon Institute will hold a 2-part PDPM Bootcamp starting with a full day in-person and live stream workshop on April 8, 2019, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, followed by a 14-part deep-dive live webinar series targeted to MDS coordinators, therapy personnel, ICD-10 coders, business office and finance personnel, administrators, DONs, and all other members of an interdisciplinary team accountable for payment. Facilities that purchase the live webinar series gain access to all digital handouts, plus unlimited FREE access to the recording of this webinar series for 6 months. This means no travel costs or time out of the building for your team!
Learn more about the Bootcamp or register at the LifeSpan website.