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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!
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?
“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?
It’s a loaded question: How good does your data need to be? If we’re honest with ourselves, we must admit that we’re not perfect. Nor are the systems we create to help minimize error perfect; therefore, how could our data be? Technology dramatically helps us improve the quality of our data, but there are no … Continue reading How good does your data need to be?
Somewhere between basking in the joy of a meaningful Thanksgiving Day celebration and contemplating the merits of an elasticized waistband for the holidays, you read the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services memo (Ref: S&C 18-04-NH) regarding changes to the survey process, Nursing Home Compare and Five-Star. The day after Thanksgiving, CMS further defined its … Continue reading Five-Star is Anything but Frozen
Do value-based purchasing (VBP) programs work? The concept of paying for “quality not quantity,” or “value-based” not “volume-based,” care has made it into the rhetoric from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, to the water cooler at work. Clinicians get a warm fuzzy feeling, as … Continue reading Sometimes a carrot is really a stick…but sometimes it’s 24-karat gold!