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News & Updates
October 2, 2019:
Where Things Stand, What APTA's Doing: Fee Schedule, SNF, and HH Rules From CMS
Learn where things stand with CMS rulemaking, and what is APTA doing around the PFS and other developments. Here's a guide to 3 of the biggest rules issued to date in 2019, along with information on our advocacy efforts.
October 1, 2019 - New SNF PPS Payment Methodology: Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM)
As part of overall efforts to move Medicare payment away from fee for service and toward a structure that holds providers accountable for patient outcomes and costs, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made significant changes to the home health and skilled nursing facility (SNF) payment systems. The SNF Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) began October 1 (the start of fiscal year 2020), and the Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) begins January 1, 2020. Learn more about these new payment models.
November 28, 2018: CMS released "All-Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes: Change Package to Prevent Harm." This change package describes successful practices of high-performing nursing homes to prevent harm while honoring each resident's rights and preferences. The resource is organized by overarching themes and includes strategies to prevent specific adverse events and abuse. The change package is a key resource for anyone interested in improving the quality of life and quality of care for those living in nursing homes, such as nursing home administrators, directors of nursing, unit directors and managers, health care providers, and owners; residents and families; and long-term care stakeholders.