Overcoming the Staffing Shortage Impact to Post Acute Care
As a result of economic downturns, aging, and chronic disease populations, and nurse attrition1, healthcare staffing shortages in…
PDGM/PDPM Payment Models: The Impact on Home Health
Described as the biggest Medicare reimbursement overhaul in 20 years, the recent changes to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) payment models have caused a lot of buzz. The reason for all the hype is the transition towards a more value-based system and away from the fee-for-service status quo. The intent behind these administrative changes, commonly known as the Patient-Driven Payments Model (PDPM) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) for home health care, is to improve the quality of patient care, promote the overall health and wellbeing of the Medicare Advantage population, and lower healthcare costs.
Post-Acute Care Needs of Medicaid Patients
After discharge from an acute care facility, patients covered by Medicaid and those covered by commercial insurance tend to have different requirements in several subtle, yet important ways.
Non-Verbal Communication in a Post-Acute Care Environment
When it comes to healthcare, proper attunement to and interpretation of patients’ non-verbal communication is particularly important.
Drive Down Post-Acute Care Costs and Lower Medicare Bids
In this webinar, CareCentrix experts discuss the 3 key areas that can drive down post-acute care costs and lower Medicare bids.
How to Measure Quality in Post-Acute Care
The mere act of paying attention to outcomes may help improve outcomes that the IMPACT Act was not designed to measure, such as quality-of-life measurements, possibly even longevity.
PAC Site Neutral Payments – Good, But No Silver Bullet
Until acute care and post acute care services are aligned in an episode based payment model, the full value of PAC management will not be achieved.