The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is the new reimbursement system that Medicare will use to determine payments for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) beginning October 1, 2019. PDPM replaces the current Resources Utilization Groups (RUGs) model and is consistent with the CMS priority to move toward “patient-centered” reimbursement models that match payment rates to patients’ needs.

Several members of the Advancing Excellence in Long Term Care Collaborative have prepared informational resources. A collection of those resources are available below.

AAPACN – American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing
PDPM Resource Page: https://www.aapacn.org/pdpm/

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
PDPM Resource Page: https://paltc.org/pdpm

ASCP - American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Webinar: Patient Driven Payment Models: The New Horizon
http://learning.ascp.com/diweb/catalog/item/id/4617789
Webinar: PDPM Collaboration: The Non-Therapy Ancillary Clinician-Pharmacist Approach
http://learning.ascp.com/diweb/catalog/item/id/4617804

NASL – National Association for the Support of Long Term Care
PDPM Resource Page: https://www.nasl.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=NASL&WebCode=PDPM

Steven Buslovich MD, Patient Pattern
PDPM White Paper Click to Download
PDPM Calculator: https://patientpattern.com/service/pdpm/pdpm-calculator




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