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MedPAC Discusses Post-Acute and SNF Payment Recommendations
During the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) December meeting, recommendations were offered for discussion that included moving towards a blended payment rate between a unified post-acute care prospective payment system (PAC PPS) and the setting-specific rates for fiscal year 2019, along with an elimination of the market basket update for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) in 2019 and 2020.
HUD Responds to Recent Disasters
HUD announced in late November plans to continue to pay on vouchers for rental assistance subsidy in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands through at least January. In a call with stakeholders, HUD also indicated that they will be extending annual resident recertifications from 12 – 15 mos, and encouraging any properties still in recovery mode to feel free to request deferral/waivers in the event they are contacted for a REAC physical inspection or HUD/PBCA management review.
Initial Approval for 40 States' HCBS State Transition Plans
To date 40 states have received initial approval and 7 states received final approval of their state transition plan.
Changes to CJR Bundles Finalized and Episodic Payment Models Cancelled
On November 30, 2017, CMS finalized its plan (final rule) to make changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled payment model and permanently cancel the implementation of its Episodic Payment Models (EPMs) and Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model that were scheduled to begin January 1, 2018.
New Year, New Plan, New Future for Your Life Plan Community
January 11, 2018
Start the new year off right with a Life Plan Community (CCRC) update from BKD’s long-term care and senior living team, along with guest presenter Continuing Care Actuaries. Our complimentary webinar will help you stay on track with revenue recognition, changes in restricted contributions and leases.
2018 Annual LeadingAge Minnesota Institute
February 07, 2018
The annual LeadingAge Minnesota Institute is the premier conference for older adult services providers. With three days of cutting-edge education, special events and countless networking opportunities, it is the must-attend event of the year.
LeadingAge Washington 2018 Annual Conference and EXPO
June 18, 2018
Golf, Networking Events, EXPO, Breakout Sessions, Generals Sessions, Award Luncheon and MORE!