Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management, ICD-10, Claims Reimbursement, Medicare, Medicaid

Long-term Post Acute Care

Paying LTCHs Like Skilled Nursing Would Save $4.6B, Analysis Finds

September 5, 2018 - Eliminating the concept of long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) would save Medicare $4.6 billion per year without harming patient outcomes, a new National Bureau of Economic Research working paper found. Medicare savings would stem from the public healthcare payer reimbursing LTCHs like skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), rather than maintaining the long-term post-acute care...

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Post-Acute Care Providers Worry About Patient-Driven Payment Model

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Leading post-acute care associations are expressing concerns with the recently finalized Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), which will tie skilled nursing facility (SNF) reimbursement to value, rather than therapy volume. CMS issued the...

Finding a Revenue Cycle Management System for Post-Acute Care

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Post-acute care has become a major focus as providers, payers, and policymakers attempt to cut healthcare costs and improve long-term patient outcomes. However, the revenue cycle management space is dragging its feet when it comes to...

HHS Bringing Value-Based Purchasing to SNFs, Post-Acute Care

by Jacqueline LaPointe

HHS Secretary Alex Azar identified value-based purchasing as the key to reducing hospital readmissions and moving skilled nursing facilities and other post-acute care providers to coordinated community care. In a speech to the American...


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