Time is running out for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Come Oct. 1, 2019, time will be a thing of the past for such providers, as there will be a new payment methodology for SNFs: The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Under PDPM, reimbursement for Medicare Part A patients in SNFs will be driven by patient condition, rather than by therapy minutes provided. Documentation is crucial to avoid a Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) audit.
Reporting our lead story during this edition of Monitor Mondays will be healthcare attorney Knicole Emanuel.
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