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  • New Medicare SNF Payment System Explained in Upcoming Q-and-A Sessions

    PTs and other providers in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) will face an entirely new payment methodology beginning in October. APTA can help you get up to speed.

    Similar to an earlier-announced educational series on the upcoming home health payment system change, APTA will host 2 live Q-and-A sessions with staff and member experts on the new SNF payment system, known as the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Presenters for the hour-long sessions—offered on March 12, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm ET, and March 14, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm ET—will answer questions from registered participants who've reviewed a prerecorded webinar that will be available after February 22. The recorded webinar and live sessions are free to APTA members

    Interested? Start by registering now for 1 of the Q-and-A sessions, then check back in on the SNF Patient-Driven Payment Model Webinars page on or after February 22 to download and review the recorded webinar. Have your questions ready for the hosts, including APTA Director of Regulatory Affairs Kara Gainer, JD; APTA Senior Payment Specialist Alice Bell, PT, DPT, board-certified geriatric clinical specialist; Jon Anderson, PT; Robert Latz, PT, DPT; and Ellen Strunk, PT, MS, board-certified geriatric clinical specialist.

    Clinicians in home health care will face a similar change in payment methodology beginning January 1, 2020, with implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). APTA will host 2 Q-and-A sessions on the PDGM March 5 and 6.

    [Editor's note: Even more information on both the new SNF and new home health payment models is available on a specially created APTA webpage that includes resources from APTA and the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.]


    • Does this effect Certified Rehab Agency?

      Posted by Cindy on 2/24/2019 10:34 PM

    • @Cindy: No. This new case-mix methodology changes the way skilled nursing facilities are paid.

      Posted by APTA Staff on 2/25/2019 7:15 AM

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