Skip to Content

Under PDPM, providers should expect close scrutiny of nursing records

June 6, 2019 In The News 4 minute read
Authors:
Denise Leonard
The new Medicare model for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) more closely links reimbursements with resident conditions. This will require SNFs to focus on nursing documentation, starting at the admission process. Denise Gadomski weighs in at Skilled Nursing News.

Female doctor is working in the surgery

The Medicare payment model taking effect on October 1 of this year represents a sea of change for skilled nursing providers in that patient condition, rather than therapy minutes, will drive reimbursement.

This new reality has led to an extensive focus on documentation training for everyone — from nurses to hospital partners. And, providers must be ready for scrutiny of that documentation which, in some cases, hasn’t been a focus before.

Related Thinking

Image of elderly woman in a shawl.
February 25, 2019

Three surprising ways PDPM may affect your bottom line: A webinar for SNF leaders

Webinar 60 minute watch
Healthcare providers review data on a laptop, PDPM webinar
December 5, 2018

PDPM webinar: Understand the financial impact and prepare to act

Webinar 60 min watch
Image of a digital LED wall
November 17, 2022

Seven-point cybersecurity assessment: Identify your organization’s digital risks

Article 3 min read