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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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