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Payment Reform: Ready! Set! Don’t go! No, I mean go!

Old News. On April 27, 2017, CMS released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that solicited comments on potential revisions to the SNF payment system. This system is called RCS-1, which stands for Resident Classification System. This was a bit of a bombshell, but a bombshell that was long foretold (which, therefore, by definition … Continue reading Payment Reform: Ready! Set! Don’t go! No, I mean go!

How will PBJ impact Five-Star staffing? Would you like one lump or two?

We don’t know when, and we don’t know how, but when Payroll-Based Journal staffing data replaces the data currently being captured from CMS Form 671 for calculating Five-Star staffing, we are likely going to take several lumps. Skilled nursing providers have been submitting PBJ data since mandated as of July 2016 and today 92% are … Continue reading How will PBJ impact Five-Star staffing? Would you like one lump or two?

Does cognitive impairment contribute to SNF-to-hospital transition?

“Exceptional SNF” is an actual skilled nursing facility based in Cleveland. Though its name isn’t really Exceptional, so much of what it does really is. Exceptional SNF developed a center of excellence around cardiac rehabilitation. It became a magnet facility by partnering with a prominent cardiology physician group and by adopting the care protocols of … Continue reading Does cognitive impairment contribute to SNF-to-hospital transition?