CMS intends to implement an entirely new payment system October 1, 2019. Challenges are ahead as CMS rolls out implementation plans; final details on case-mix groups, new MDS and related coding rules, ICD-10 coding with selection of primary reason for admission, co-morbidity coding, and changes in billing to name a few. The impending change will have a financial impact on SNFs which will vary greatly from SNF to SNF. Vendor relationships, software changes, and skills needed will all undergo a transformation.
Polaris Group is here to support you through the entire process for success. Polaris Group provides skill building NOW to prepare for the future. Once final MDS is available and Billing Rules clarified, Polaris Group will provide just-in-time training, manuals, and support to ensure smooth transition. After Transition, Polaris Group will provide ongoiong audits for compliance and accuracy of coding impacting PDPM.