CMS releases 2019 RAI

Highlights from the new RAI release Opportunity to Review Assessment Steps and Coding Guidance CMS has released the MDS 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Manual v1.17 effective for assessments with an ARD of 10/1/2019 and after. PDPM guidance and calculation...

Restorative Considerations for PDPM

It may be time to assess your facility Restorative Nursing Program as part of your PDPM transition preparedness plan. Restorative Basics The fundamental requirements for Restorative nursing will remain the same under PDPM. Per the RAI manual, Restorative Nursing...

PDPM transition worries?

PDPM transition worries? Trust Proactive to guide your team through a step-by-step transition plan. You’ve attended PDPM training, now what? If your team is struggling with implementation of a transition plan from RUG IV to the new payment model, you’re not alone....

SNF Proposed Payment Updates for FY 2020

On Friday 4/19, CMS released the pre-publication of the FY 2020 Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule. As expected, the Patient-Driven Payment Model is confirmed to go into effect October 1, 2019. SNF Proposed Payment Updates for FY 2020:...