This book with downloadable tools helps you navigate recent changes to the RAI and includes more than 100 customizable care plan templates, as well as the most up-to-date care area assessment (CAA) worksheets from CMS. With many updated regulations already in effect, this timely book covers Section GG, discharge planning, QAPI, person-centered care, and survey changes, as well as the changes resulting from the ICD-10 transition.
Providing excellent care and delivering successful resident outcomes are goals for which all facilities should strive. In order to achieve these goals, it is important to focus on what can be done to improve collaboration and teamwork. A true collaboration can result in the following:
This year, AMBR for Long-Term Care is partnering with the National Association for Healthcare Revenue Integrity (NAHRI) to offer a track at the Revenue Integrity Symposium dedicated to the unique billing and reimbursement challenges in that setting.
On Monday, May 20, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual, v1.17, containing many of the requirements that providers will need to follow to prepare for the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) effective October 1, 2019.
SNF Provider Preview Reports are available during a 30-calendar day preview period beginning from the date on which providers can access the report. SNF providers have until May 30, 2019 to review reports that contain data submitted between 2017 Quarter 4 and 2018 Quarter 3 for assessment-based quality measures, and between 2017 Quarter 1 to 2017 Quarter 4 for claims-based quality measures.
Staffing data from Jan 1 through March 31 must be submitted no later than 45 days from the end of the quarter. The final submission deadline for this quarter is May 15, 2019. On a SNF open door forum held earlier this week, officials instructed facilities to review their monthly provider preview reports in their CASPER folder for feedback on their most recent submission.
Once you come to understand how reimbursement will be calculated under the new skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS) model, Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), you may wonder why it wasn’t named the Primary Diagnosis Driven Payment Model, but that’s a conversation for another day. What we should be focusing on is the fact that under PDPM, each resident’s primary diagnosis code entered into line I0020B of the minimum data set (MDS) (a new MDS field that will be added effective 10/1/2019) will be used to place the patient into one of ten PDPM clinical categories. These clinical categories are then used as part of the patient’s classification under the physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), and speech-language pathology (SLP) components. A resident’s primary diagnosis code is essentially the hinge for that resident’s clinical documentation and reimbursement path, so getting it right is essential in order to achieve accurate reimbursement under PDPM.