3 Ways Healthcare Providers Can Prepare for the new Medicare Skilled Nursing Payment Model

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On Oct. 1, 2019, the healthcare industry will see the single largest change to the Medicare skilled nursing facilities prospective payment system since its inception over 20 years ago with the introduction of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM).

PDPM is an integral step in the transition toward universal payment models and value-based care as payments will be primarily driven by identified needs and conditions versus rehabilitation volume. The model will replace the existing Resource Utilization Group (RUG) payment methodology, with impacts on patient classification, assessment burden and care planning and design.

Read the full story in The Dallas Business Journal. 

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