Why Non-Therapy Ancillaries, Nursing are Key to High Performance Under PDPM

Ken BellLTC News

Skilled Nursing News (11/03/2022) – As the SNF sector enters its third year under the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), data analytics and consulting firms like Zimmet Healthcare Services Group are finding stark differences in reimbursement levels between top-performing operators and those at the bottom of the barrel.

For one, the top 10% of SNF providers have rates $70 over the average, while the bottom 10% of providers are $70 below the average. The difference is buried in nursing and non-therapy ancillary services, according to Zimmet Director of Analytics and Partner Vincent Fedele. Full story »