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You Asked – We Answered! SNF PPS: What Happens When?
Question: For Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Providers, what does the Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS) Update mean? What do providers need to do and when? Answer: The SNF PPS is updated annually; the update usually includes a pay bump and some related policy changes. This year there is a fundamental ...
2018 Salary & Benefits Report for Nursing Homes Now Available
Registered Nurse hourly rates increased 3.10%, while Licensed Practical Nurse rates increased 2.43%, according to the 2018-2019 Nursing Home Salary and Benefits report published by the
Capital Needs Assessment e-Tool Requirement for PRACs Suspended
The August 3 memorandum "CNA eTool for PRAC requirement" reads: Housing Notice 2016-18 was issued to guide the process and timeline for CNA eTool implementation across the ...
What the Home Health Proposed Rule Suggests for the Future
This rule contains proposals on several areas pertaining to home health services both for the year beginning January 1, 2019 and beyond with the proposal of the patient-driven groupings model (PDGM) and the introduction of a new Medicare benefit for home infusion therapy. The areas that are covered include: CY ...
Getting Ready for RAD for PRAC
In 2017, LeadingAge members successfully urged Congress to allow interested Section 202/PRAC communities to convert their rental assistance to the Section 8 platform though an expansion of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. With passage of the HUD FY18 budget, RAD for PRAC became ...