Will ICD-10 Coding align LTPAC Facilities and their Attending Medical Groups?

CMS is forcing payment reform into every corner of its dominion including Post-Acute Care. Nursing Facilities have been trying to focus on the challenges of learning ICD-10 coding. This focus may put these facilities on the wrong path; assigning a complex new burden to an already beleaguered nursing staff. Click here to read the full … Click to continue reading

Total Per Capita Cost (TPCC) methodology proposed for the CY 2019 Physicians Fee Schedule

CMS continues punishing Geriatric, LTPAC, and Palliative Medicine for serving the frail elderly nearing the end of life. This blog explores the systematic problems with existing methods for correctly predicting expenditures; as individuals approach the end of their lives. It’s based on comments we submitted to CMS on the draft 2019 Physician Fee Schedule. America … Click to continue reading

Impressions from the 2018 LTPAC HIT Summit

ONC & CMS are mandating Interoperability – as soon as they have a definition… This year’s Summit was refreshing – more protein, less cotton candy. Drs. Kate Goodrich[i] (CMS) and Don Rucker[ii] (ONC) delivered the mornings’ keynote addresses. Each painted a more solid vision for the future that anyone from those two DHHS arms has … Click to continue reading