PDPM got started on October 1, 2019. Before that, we had RUG scores. There’s a big difference between the two and by the time you finish this article in a few minutes you’ll have at least the basics down and you’ll know how much you should be getting paid!
Social isolation is the lack of contact between an individual and their family, friends, and society which leads to sadness, general boredom, lack of interest, societal withdrawal, and a decline in overall health.
Effective immediately, nursing homes will have to test staff and offer testing to all residents, while labs and nursing facilities using point-of-care testing must report diagnostic test results.
The demand for acute healthcare isn’t shrinking, but hospitals’ windows of financial leeway are. It’s time for medical providers to cash in on outstanding claims and prevent future payment delays.
Here are a few ways that care coordination teams can influence and improve care transitions in their care settings.
For Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) to receive proper and timely reimbursement after the shift to the upcoming Patient Driven Payment Method (PDPM), accurate ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes are going to be essential.