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PDPM Three Months Later – Budget Neutrality and Rate Adjustments

PDPM Three Months Later – Budget Neutrality and Rate Adjustments

PDPM has been active for three months already and, as we predicted, it’s turning out to NOT be budget neutral. As has happened with previous adjustments to payment methodologies, when providers become more familiar with the system and start maximizing benefits, CMS will adjust rates. Providers are enjoying the benefits of adjusted therapy hours and rates but need to be prepared for potential/probable rate adjustments.

Reach for the Stars - Your Residents Are Worth It

Reach for the Stars - Your Residents Are Worth It

Since CMS launched its Five Star rating system for Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing homes in 2008, the pressure has been on for nursing homes to utilize measures to improve quality measure scores and stars. The rating system is a tool to help consumers compare and select a skilled nursing facility by awarding stars in three separate parts, or elements, of the star rating for each nursing home.

The Importance of Training

The Importance of Training

Everyone at Team TSI is vested in your success. This month, we wanted to focus on one of the areas we know has the most impact on your success: training.

See Something, Say Something - Empowering Every Member

See Something, Say Something - Empowering Every Member

With intimate knowledge of the residents they have been caring for; such as traits, likes, dislikes, wishes, and more—coupled with the resident’s clinical conditions, resident aides are considered crucial members of the optimal resident-centered care team. But does the clinical collaboarative team stop there?