The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the Fiscal Year 2020 final rule for the Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF). This final rule finalizes the new payment system, Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), that goes into effect with dates of service on and after October 1, 2019. In addition, the final rule revises the definition of group therapy under the SNF PPS and updates requirements for the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) and the SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program.
To access the final rule, click HERE. In addition, Gawenda Seminars & Consulting will be providing a webinar on August 27, 2019 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET discussing PDPM and other SNF Part A changes that become effective October 1, 2019. For the detailed webinar description, objectives and to register, click HERE.