SNF QRP Submission Deadline Approaching

Background The Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP) requires facilities to report assessment data in a timely manner. Providers must submit all data necessary to calculate the SNF QRP measures on at least 80% of the MDS assessments to be in compliance and avoid a 2% reduction to their Annual Payment Update (APU). […]

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Matt Nash, Vice President of Strategic Development Discusses The Future of SNF Medicare Reimbursement: Patient-Driven Payment Model

Matt Nash, Vice President of Strategic Development discusses The Future of SNF Medicare Reimbursement: Patient-Driven Payment Model at the Maine Health Care Association Fall Health Care Conference & Expo. Matt provides expert knowledge and thorough understanding of the complexities associated with the Patient Driven Payment Model leading to SNF reimbursement success.

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New York MDS Case Mix Picture Date Update

Yesterday, September 17, 2018 the NY DOH held a monthly briefing and announced they will release final details today with regard to the NY MDS case mix picture updates which will be utilized for the upcoming CMI adjustment to the 1/1/19 rates. The DOH announced two collection dates.  April 25, 2018.   (January 23rd look back)   July 25, […]

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CMS Releases FY 2019 SNF PPS Final Rule: PDPM Finalized

CMS Releases FY 2019 SNF PPS Final Rule: PDPM Finalized Background Late yesterday afternoon, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released the Final Rule for FY 2019 SNF Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS), SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program (SNF VBP) and the SNF Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP). Of significant importance, the Patient-Driven Payment Model was […]

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CMS Extends Bundle Payment Documents

                      Source:  https://bit.ly/2KQQW0L

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Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available. Providers have until June 30, 2018 to review their performance data prior to public display on the Nursing Home Compare site. Corrections to the underlying data will not be permitted during this time. However, providers can request a CMS review during […]

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Matt Nash, Vice President of Strategic Development on June 5th at the 2018 MARCUM Long Term Care Symposium

Matt Nash, Vice President of Strategic Development on June 5th at the 2018 MARCUM Long Term Care Symposium at Mohegan Sun in CT. Matt will be hosting an educational session discussing the Review of key components proposed under the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), The PDPM Impact, and Strategic Planning and Preparation for PDPM.

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Darlene Piraino Guest Speaker at the 2018 AOTA Annual Conference and Expo

April is always a special month at Preferred Therapy Solutions as we recognize the many Occupational Therapy professionals that are devoted to helping people through therapeutic measures to participate in everyday activities. This year we are especially proud of Darlene Piraino, an Occupational Therapist and a Regional Director of Compliance and Education at Preferred Therapy […]

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CMS Releases FY 2019 Proposed Rule

Background On Friday April 27th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule for the Prospective Payment System & Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF-PPS) for FY 2019, SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, and SNF Quality Reporting Program. The proposed rule contains information on payment updates, requirements of the SNF-VBP and […]

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MedPAC Holds March 2018 Public Meetings

Background On Thursday, March 1, 2018, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) met as scheduled for their March public meeting in Washington, DC. The purpose of this and other public meetings of MedPAC is for the commissioners to review the issues and challenges facing the Medicare program and then make policy recommendations to Congress. What You […]

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CMS discusses timeline for RCS-I Implementation on ODF

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stated there is no timeline for the implementation of the proposed Resident Classification System-I (RCS-I) on their Open Door Forum (ODF) held on March 8th, 2018. Background The Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) released by CMS in May 2017 introduced RCS-I as a potential replacement to the […]

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Over The Top

Team building experiences are a great way to engage employees in the workplace to better understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses. By pairing different groups and management levels to work together through sharing in activities, individuals feel compelled to participate with each other in various means of communication and trust. Programs like these are vital […]

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October is Physical Therapy Month

Preferred Therapy Solutions would like to thank all Physical Therapists for their hard work and dedication in helping to improve the quality of life for the patients that they help each day.

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President of Preferred Therapy Solutions Elizabeth (Liz) Almeida-Sanborn Lectures at Springfield College

For several years, Liz Almeida-Sanborn has been lecturing to the Doctoral Candidates in the Springfield College Physical Therapy Program.  On Friday, March 31, 2017, Liz provided a two-hour lecture to the students in the “Practice Management in Physical Therapy” course. The title of her lecture: “Physical Therapy in the Skilled Nursing Facility”  provided students with […]

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