Webinar recording coming July 23

Say goodbye to RUGs-IV and say hello to PDPM

The much-anticipated RCS-1 system is no longer on the horizon. Instead, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) in the FY 2019 SNF PPS Proposed Rule. The PDPM payment model for PPS SNF patients is proposed to be implemented in October 2019.

With barely a year to prepare, providers are hungry for information about PDPM. Understanding this model now will help your facility prepare for the coming changes.

As we move away from a payment model driven by therapy minutes to one based on patient characteristics, how will your facility continue to provide therapy in a fiscally responsible manner? How will you pay your therapy contractor when therapy minutes do not drive payment?

We’ll address these and many more questions in this informative training session.

What you’ll learn

  • What the Patient-Driven Payment Model is and why we have it
  • How PDPM works, step by step
  • How a per-diem is created through a couple of case studies
  • How contract therapy providers may get paid in a PDPM world
  • And more

About our speaker

Mark McDavid, Seagrove Rehab PartnersMark McDavid is an experienced leader within the field of skilled rehabilitation therapy services. His proven track-record of dynamically growing therapy programs makes him a sought-after source for regulatory compliance, MDS, MPPR, manual medical review, functional status coding, and documentation. As the owner of Seagrove Rehab Partners, Mark works to enhance therapy-related operations and Medicare compliance in a wide variety of settings, including long-term care and rehab agencies.

Mark’s knowledge and its application to business strategies has earned national recognition within professional organizations, to include appointment to AANAC’s Expert Advisory Panel and election as a board member-at-large for the National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies (NARA) where he leads the SNF Special Interest Group.