FACILITIES BRACE THEMSELVES FOR BIG CHANGE
FY2019 SNF PPS
New Reimbursement Methodology…Medicare Payment Updates…Quality Program Changes
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Webinar time: 12:00PM – 1:00PM Central
1.0 CE for CEU credit for both nurses (AANAC) and administrators (NCERS/NAB)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) final rule for Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, which begins Oct. 1, 2018. The rule outlines FY 2019 Medicare payment updates and quality program changes and adopts a new reimbursement methodology for implementation on Oct. 1, 2019.
There are many changes that will take place, but this Webinar will focus on the three (3) key aspects that became effective on October 1, 2018.
We will review and provide successful strategies to address:
- SNF prospective payment rates including a proposal for a new case mix methodology to replace the current RUBS-IV called a Patient-Driven Model
- Updates to the SNF Value-Based Payment (VBP) Program and Quality Reporting Program (QRP)
- Information on interoperability and electronic healthcare information exchange.
In addition to payment and policy updates for fiscal year (FY) 2019, the skilled nursing facility (SNF) proposed rules includes a proposal to revise the payment model from the current Resource Utilization Groups (RUGS-IV) case-mix classification to the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) beginning on October 1, 2019 for FY 2020.
This program will review and address the expansion from 2 case-mix components to 5 case-mix components and the classification approaches within each, use of variable per-diem rates for physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), and non-therapy ancillary (NTA) case-mix component and changes to the MDS assessment schedule.
Join Dr. Jim Wooddell as he shares his expertise and provides guidance on these critical changes.
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