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From RUGs to PDPM: The Importance of the Transitional IPA

On October 1, 2019 by Sue Boyd

It is important that care centers remember that a mandatory Interim Payment Assessment (IPA) is required to transition from Resource Utilization Group, version IV (RUG-IV) to the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) as of Oct. 1.    

Countdown to PDPM: Essential Leadership Strategies Workshop is May 15

On April 16, 2019 by Heidi Simpson

With the implementation of Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) less than six months away, time is of the essence in getting your organization and team ready for the changes it will bring. 

Our May 15 workshop, Successful Leadership Strategies to Prepare for PDPM, is a day designed for CEOs, corporate executive suite, care center Administrators and senior leadership to take a high-level examination of the changes and how to prepare.

Click here to register your executive team today for this one-day workshop. 

New PDPM Web Page Features Economic Impact Estimates and Other Resources

On November 20, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

LeadingAge Minnesota has created a web page with a variety of resources on the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), which takes effect Oct. 1, 2019 and will make dramatic changes in how Medicare pays for services in care centers.  

Care Centers: Get Ready for the New Payment Model - PDPM Webinar is Aug. 22

On August 14, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

LeadingAge Minnesota members can now register for a free webinar for that will help care centers get ready for the new payment model that will replace RUGs. Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) for SNFs is Set to Go: Now What? takes place Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

CMS Proposes New SNF Payment System

On May 2, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week issued a Proposed Rule that provides information about the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) payment rates for the year that starts on Oct. 1, 2018 as well as proposing an entirely new case mix payment system to take effect on Oct. 1, 2019.  CMS will follow up with a final rule on the Oct. 1 rates around Aug. 1. 

CMS Decelerates New Resident Classification System

On March 20, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last week that the proposed Resident Classification System (RCS-I) is not ready for implementation and may not be included in the upcoming FY19 proposed rule. 

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