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CMS to Outline SNF Prospective Payment Rule on Thursday Open Door Forum

On August 5, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will share information on fiscal year 2021 skilled nursing facility payment policies during a Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care Open Door Forum this Thursday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m.  The full agenda will include:     

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.  

Potential Funds Available for Private Pay Assisted Living

On July 28, 2020 by Jeff Bostic

Relief funds for private-pay assisted living providers are under consideration by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. 

LeadingAge Drafts Comments on FY2020 SNF PPS Proposed Rule

On June 4, 2019 by Jeff Bostic

LeadingAge comments on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) proposed rule are now available. Members can also access a fact sheet and summary of  the proposed. 

Medicare Releases Proposed Rule that Moves Closer to PDPM Implementation

On April 24, 2019 by Jeff Bostic

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) late last week issued a Proposed Rule that provides details about the upcoming implementation of the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) that will take effect on Oct. 1, 2019. CMS will follow up with a final rule on the Oct. 1 rates around Aug. 1.  

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:  

Check Out New Economic Impact Estimates and Other PDPM Resources

On November 28, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

Did you see our new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) web page that launched last week? It contains resources, including new economic impact estimates and training webinars, which will help care centers prepare for the dramatic change in how Medicare pays for services that takes effect Oct. 1, 2019. 

Skilled Nursing Facility Medicare Rate Calculation Tools Update

On October 9, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

LeadingAge has updated the Medicare Part A Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (PPS) calculator and the Medicare Part B therapy rate calculator to help members assess and estimate the impact of final payment changes for FY 2019, which began on Oct. 1, 2018. 

Care Centers: Get Ready for the New Payment Model - PDPM Webinar is Aug. 22

On August 14, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

LeadingAge Minnesota members can now register for a free webinar for that will help care centers get ready for the new payment model that will replace RUGs. Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) for SNFs is Set to Go: Now What? takes place Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Care Centers Will See Funding Increase and New Case-Mix System

On August 1, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

Care centers are set to receive an increase in funding as a result of the final payment and policy rule released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The rule also contains a new case-mix model, the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), that will determine reimbursement levels based on condition and care needs rather than the amount of care provided. 

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