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WEBINAR: SNF PPS PROPOSED PAYMENT REFORM
(To help clarify the SNF PPS proposed payment reform document and position facilities for success, Mark hosted the following live webinar which is now available for purchase - see link below.)
Audience: This webinar was designed for therapists (physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy), administrators, and MDS coordinators.
Webinar Description: This 75-minute webinar (plus time for questions) was designed to help you and your team understand the SNF PPS proposed payment reform document (CMS-1686-ANPRM) published by CMS on April 27, 2017. This proposal completely changes the current RUGs based payment system and will fundamentally change the way that operators manage and oversee their teams. Much like how PPS impacted the industry in the early 2000s, this new payment system will create winners and losers and may be devastating to facilities/companies not ready for such change. The first step in successfully navigating change of this magnitude is to understand where we are going and how things will be changing in the future. Attending this webinar will give you a head start on understanding the proposed payment model and proposed changes. The knowledge gained will be helpful as you begin to create a strategic plan and modify your current operation so that your facility/company can stay ahead of the curve. By the end of this webinar you will:
- Understand the new proposed payment structure.
- Understand how the proposed payment structure may impact your therapy program.
- Learn how to submit comments to CMS about the proposed payment system.
Length of webinar: 75 minutes including time for Q and A.
What it includes: This webinar is free. Only one registration is needed if your facility will be on the call together using one line. Please try to consolidate lines as space for the event is limited. Prior to the webinar you will receive a copy of the slide deck and any applicable handouts. Because this webinar is complimentary, we will not be mailing a recording after the event, as we have in the past.
Speaker: Mark McDavid is an occupational therapist, Medicare consultant, AANAC Expert Advisory Panel member, and board member for the National Association of Rehab Providers and Agencies (NARA) - for whom he leads the SNF Special Interest Group. He has a proven track record for operationalizing Medicare updates and changes and will help your team understand the specifics of the new proposed payment system.