CMS Proposed New Patient-Driven Payment Model
On April 27, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposal to
replace the Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs)
payment system with a new model for Medicare
payment of skilled nursing care. Although it is similar
to last year’s proposed Resident Classification System
(RCS), CMS made some refinements and renamed it
the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM).
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