PTs are part of the collaborative care team at SNFs.
Payment at skilled nursing facilities is changing due to the Patient-Driven Payment Model, which increases patient-focus to improve appropriate, accurate payment.
But patient needs remain the same, as does the need for PTs to provide medically necessary care and use clinical judgment in determining appropriate frequency, duration, and modality of services.
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Sep 15, 2023 / News
Most nursing homes would fall short of the requirements, which also include more detailed facility assessments and a constant RN presence.
Aug 16, 2023 / Review
Each facility type will see a 4% payment increase, with CMS holding off on implementing several potentially problematic provisions.
May 9, 2023 / News
With the end of the health emergency looming, APTA, AOTA, and ASHA are urging CMS to eliminate a gap in its extension of telehealth waivers.
Jan 17, 2023 / Article
Researchers analyzed the effects of the Patient-Driven Payment Model payment system — and the pandemic — on therapy staffing in SNFs.
Aug 31, 2022 / Review
About 16% of nursing homes are in severely deprived neighborhoods and lag behind in available personnel, particularly PTs and RNs.
Aug 29, 2022 / Review
CMS took the advice of APTA and others, and made some additional adjustments of its own. The result: a welcome 2.7% increase.
Nov 5, 2021 / News
CMS issued a sweeping rule requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for an estimated 17 million workers. Here are six basics of the new requirements
Aug 10, 2021 / Review
CMS also hasn't decided how it will address a 2020 PDPM payment spike. The rules are effective Oct. 1.
Jul 28, 2021 / Review
An analysis of SNFs across the country echoes some themes from recent research sponsored by APTA and AOTA.
Jul 21, 2021 / Members Only
Topics discussed: Provider relief funding, vaccine mandates, DMEPOS, SNF and IRF final rules and commercial payer updates.