Current efforts to reform the SNF Part A benefit are based upon recommendations from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to move from volume- to value-based care, which is based upon patient characteristics. This course will review the current Resident Classification System, Version I (RCS-I) model which has been published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making.
Course created on December 21, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to explain why CMS sees a need to change the current PPS structure and the goals for developing an alternative payment model.
- After this course, participants will be able to define the structure of the RCS-I model in comparison to current RUGs-IV model.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the specific criteria which make up each of the five (5) buckets in RCS-I including: Physical and Occupational Therapy; Speech-language Pathology; Non-Therapy Ancillary; Nursing; and Non-Case Mix
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the MDS areas in which the entire interdisciplinary team (IDT) should become fluent: 1) understanding of scoring methodology and 2) case-mix impacts.
|5-10 Minutes||Background for RCS development|
|10-20 Minutes||Outline of structure of RCS|
|20-40 Minutes||Explanation of criteria for case mix|
|40-55 Minutes||Specific patient case studies|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
Renee is a speech-language pathologist and currently serves as Director of Clinical Education for Encore! Rehabilitation. Renee is also the author of McKnight's Long Term Care News "Rehab Realities" blog, is a member of community faculty for the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Associations (ASHA) Healthcare and Economics Committee where she serves as the RUC Alternate Advisor to the American Medical Association's Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee (HCPAC). Additionally she maintains active membership in ASHA's Special Interest Groups for Swallowing, Neurology, and Gerontology and currently serves as Professional Development Manager for Gerontology and State Advocate for Medicare Policy (StAMP) for the state of Kentucky.
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