Medicare Offers $1B Increase, Policy Changes for Post-Acute Providers

Beginning Oct. 1, 2019, Medicare payments to SNFs will be determined by a new case-mix model as part of various policy changes included in the recently issued final rules.

Clay Richards, CEO of naviHealth, had a chance to comment on the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), which focuses on the patient’s condition and resulting care needs to determine Medicare payment, rather than on the amount of care provided. Read the full story with HFMA here.