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CMS dramatically changed the payment system for skilled nursing facilities by adopting the Patient-Driven Payment Model, a system based on a resident's classification among five components (including physical therapy) that are case-mix adjusted, and employing a per diem system that adjusts payment rates over the course of the stay.
Jun 6, 2020
The PDPM is a shift away from volume-driven SNF payment to a model that focuses on the unique characteristics, needs, and goals of each patient.
Additional Medicare Payment for Skilled Nursing Facilities Content
Apr 12, 2023 / Review
Each facility type could see a 3.7% payment increase, with CMS holding off on implementing several potentially problematic ideas.
Apr 14, 2022 / Review
CMS says it's because the PDPM payment system isn't working out as planned. Some of the pain will be softened by cost-index adjustments.
Apr 13, 2021 / Review
CMS says the PDPM is 5% more costly than the previous payment system, and warns SNFs to not let finances "override" clinical judgment.
Aug 3, 2020 / Review
CMS will continue to collect information from APTA and others on how SNFs are reacting to the payment system.
Apr 13, 2020 / Review
PDPM continues, as does CMS monitoring of implementation, but the agency isn't ready to share data.
Feb 25, 2020 / Perspective
In an effort to get everyone on the same page, I'm debunking some of the most prevalent Medicare myths I've been seeing lately on social media and in other venues.
Jul 31, 2019 / News
CMS' SNF final payment rule proceeds with implementation of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM).
Sep 1, 2018 / Column
Here's the scoop on the new Patient-Driven Payment Model.
Jul 1, 2015 / Column
PTs have a role to play in battling a disturbing trend.