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CMS Posts Final Rule on Updated SNF Medicare Rates

On August 5, 2020 by Jeff Bostic

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final version of the annual Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Payment Rule that updates rates for the second year of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) which starts on Oct. 1. The Oct. 1 rates include an inflation update of 2.2% based on a formula in existing law.  

The Real Truth of PDPM: HDG Provides Early Learnings for Senior Leadership

On February 25, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

It’s been five months since the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) went live. What have we learned since then? Let’s check in with Health Dimensions Group, who recently shared some early learnings at our Institute & Expo and recapped their presentation in a new blog post “The Real Truth of PDPM.” 

CMS Releases Corrected PDPM Grouper Package

On October 8, 2019 by Sue Boyd

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted a corrected version of the latest PDPM DLL Package (V1.0003 FINAL), which includes identified grouper discrepancies and updated test files and documentation.  

Now Available: Final MDS 3.0 RAI Manual (v1.17.1)

On September 24, 2019 by Sue Boyd

Good news for providers and stakeholders who are finalizing their transition to the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) that goes into effect Oct. 1: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the final version of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual (version 1.17.1).  

5 Key Steps to PDPM Implementation - Now Less Than 2 Weeks Away

On September 17, 2019 by Jeff Bostic

We are now less than two weeks from implementation of the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) that will take effect for Medicare Part A skilled nursing facility clients on Oct. 1. LeadingAge MN has developed a number of key resources to help members with this transition. Below are five key steps for members to be sure they have taken before the new payment system goes into effect:  

Training Opportunities for Oct. 1 PDPM Implementation

On July 2, 2019 by Heidi Simpson

Look to LeadingAge Minnesota for your training needs to prepare for the Oct.1 implementation of Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), the new Medicare Part A payment classification system. Don’t miss these opportunities:  

Countdown to Oct. 1 PDPM: Get Your Interdisciplinary Team Prepared

On June 4, 2019 by Heidi Simpson

A Team Approach to Operationalizing PDPM is a full day workshop coming this July to four cities to help your interdisciplinary team get prepared for the Oct. 1, 2019 implementation of Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM).  

PDPM Implementation is 5 Months Away

On April 30, 2019 by Heidi Simpson

Countdown to the Oct. 1, 2019 implementation of Patient-Driven Payment Model, the new classification system for Medicare Part A payments, is now just five months away. Get ready by attending these crucial training sessions: 

COMING SOON - PDPM Training Series: Countdown to October Implementation

On March 19, 2019 by Jeff Bostic

Patient Driven Payment Model, or PDPM, is the biggest change to care center reimbursement since RUGs, and it goes into effect in just six months – Oct. 1. Get your organization ready for the conversion through a series of training opportunities from LeadingAge Minnesota:  

New Medicare Rates for SNFs and Value-Based Purchasing Adjustments Effective Oct. 1

On August 15, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published a final rule with the new Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) PPS rates effective for the year starting Oct. 1. We have calculated the base SNF rates for all regions of Minnesota. 

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