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Portmanteau a PDPM parody

The word “portmanteau” means either a large trunk or suitcase, or a “word smash” that takes the meanings and sounds of two distinct words and combines them into one. Common examples of the second definition are: smog — which blends smoke and fog; motel — which combines motor and hotel, and the currently popular infomercial — which is, of course, information presented as a commercial.

I’ve found that humor is an effective tool for learning, although it runs the risk of putting some people off. My goal is the former. Please know the spirit in which the following portmanteaus — created to provide some Patient-Driven Payment Model insights — are intended: to directly confront PDPM myths and nonsense, as well as suggest some authentic opportunities to provide and document better care.

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