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“Nursing home numbers reveal up to half could close in next 10 years without ‘major’ changes, expert warns – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News”

“The challenges faced by nursing homes came into sharper focus Friday, thanks to a deep dive into skilled nursing since 2015 that attached somber numbers to many industry concerns.

Perhaps most striking is that, despite a rapidly aging population in the US, the total numbers of both nursing facilities and residents in those facilities have dropped, according to the KFF study.

In addition, despite the decrease in available homes…”

“Need a PDPM boost? A new study points to physiatrists for $34,000 monthly kick”

“Physiatrists, doctors trained in rehab but rarely used in long-term care, can help skilled nursing facilities more accurately capture reimbursement under the Patient Driven Payment Model, a leading payment consultant said Tuesday.

Adding specially trained doctors to rehab, pain management and other efforts could boost outcomes and the bottom line simultaneously, said Melissa Brown, chief operating officer of Gravity Healthcare.

“We already know physiatry services make great clinical sense for SNFs,” she said during a session on the final day of the LeadingAge….”

“Skilled nursing angst, grit emerge after PHE end date announced”

“Less than a day after President Biden declared May 11 will be the end of the public health emergency (PHE), nursing home leaders were scrambling to understand the full implications, while also making plans to fight the return of some less flexible conditions.

The top concern is coping with the return of the three-day stay provision. A campaign is already under way to make the current waiver for it permanent.

Other stakeholders are most concerned about….”

“As new year approaches, operational and regulatory changes pile up”

“A series of significant regulatory changes are expected to hit skilled nursing over the course of 2023, but experts are also warning providers not to lose sight of some smaller but still important changes coming into play as early as Jan. 1.

Continuing its efforts to increase transparency and track ownership changes in the sector, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services kicks off the New Year with enhanced background requirements for owners. The shift puts SNF owners….”

“New rule’s 15% pay cuts for therapy assistants called ‘devastating’ “

“The day after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule final rule, Industry stakeholders were searching for bright spots. Potentially “devastating” 15% pay cuts for work by therapy assistants overshadowed many other elements in the 2,414-page regulation.

Released late Tuesday afternoon, the rule confirmed the 15% payment cut for outpatient occupational and physical therapy services that are provided….”

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