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6th Annual NASL/AHCA Rehabilitation Symposium – Imagineering SNF Rehab Under PDPM
Sunday, October 13, 2019 8:00am - 12:15pm
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
On October 1, 2019, providers entered a new era with the implementation of the Medicare Part A Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM). While the prior Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) model linked payments to the volume of therapy services furnished, the PDPM model instead is value-based and aligns payment with a wide range of resident clinical characteristics associated with care needs. In short, under PDPM, SNFs are being asked to shift their focus from constantly tracking therapy service delivery to monitor and adjust payment rates, to focusing on a more wholistic interdisciplinary person-centered care model.
Under PDPM, while basic skilled care coverage requirements remain unchanged, providers will have more flexibility in addressing a resident’s clinical needs. Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration will increase in order to support patient-centered care. The success of a SNFs rehabilitation program under PDPM (and to some extent for long-stay residents) will be monitored closely by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services through the amount and type of therapy provided and outcomes associated with function and other quality and per-beneficiary spend measures.
This four-hour program will include presentations and panel discussions by representatives of the interdisciplinary professions that have been actively Imagineering changes in SNF rehabilitation operations and clinical practice during preparations for the recent implementation of the PDPM payment model. The presenters will share their experiences, lessons-learned, and recommendations for best practices based on these efforts.