On October 1, 2019, the new SNF reimbursement method, the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), goes into effect. This new case-mix model focuses on the patient’s condition and resulting care needs rather than on the amount of care provided. To receive full Medicare payment, Skilled Nursing Facilities will need to have expertise and skill sets to:
Therapy impacts 4 of the 5 reimbursement components of the PDPM: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, and Non-Therapy Ancillary.Learn more about PDPM
There are 11 key components of the MDS that determine reimbursement and capture the care/resources needed to provide for your patients. Accurately capturing these key components on the initial MDS will prepare your team and ours to appropriately care for the patient to achieve the best possible outcome.
At Blue Sky Therapy, these key components are what we refer to as the Alphabet Soup. Therapy impacts 9 of the 11 components: MDS Sections B, C, D, GG, I, J, K, M, and O.
We are one of the few, very proud owners of extensive outcome data! Because of this, Blue Sky Therapy is thrilled to have some of the best patient outcomes in the nation. We will continue to provide the highest level of care to provide the best possible outcome as evidenced in our results. Guaranteed results as we are a part of the care team and the outcome! The decisions we make today, as a care team, will impact your referrals, your patient outcomes, your reimbursement, and ultimately your survival in a rapidly changing healthcare landscape. That’s the Blue Sky Therapy Guarantee! RIGHT care by RIGHT professionals in the RIGHT amount of time!Contact our team today