PDPM: Clearing Up Nursing Component Confusion – Part 5 – Behavioral Symptoms and Cognitive Performance and Reduced Physical Function

Editor’s note: This is the fifth and final article in a series on the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) categories for the nursing component, covering various missteps to avoid in PDPM calculation, as well as essential coding tips. Part one focused on Extensive Services; part two focused on Special Care …

PDPM: Clearing Up Nursing Component Confusion – Part 4 – Focus on Clinically Complex

Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in a series on the PDPM categories for the nursing component, covering various missteps to avoid in PDPM calculation, as well as essential coding tips. Part one focused on Extensive Services, part two focused on Special Care High, and part three, Special Care …

PDPM: Clearing Up Nursing Component Confusion – Part Three – Focus on Special Care Low

Editor’s note: This is the third article in a series on the PDPM categories for the nursing component, covering various missteps to avoid in PDPM calculation, as well as essential coding tips. Part one focused on Extensive Services and part two, Special Care High. Future articles will address the additional …

PDPM: Clearing Up Nursing Component Confusion: Part Two – Focus on Special Care High

Editor’s note: This is the second article in a series on the PDPM categories for the nursing component, covering various missteps to avoid in PDPM calculation, as well as essential coding tips. Part one focused on Extensive services. Future articles will address the additional nursing categories of Special Care Low, …

PDPM: Extensive Services Nursing Category Simplified

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a series on the PDPM categories for the nursing component, covering missteps to avoid in PDPM calculation, as well as essential coding tips. Future articles will address the additional nursing categories of Special Care High, Special Care Low, Clinically Complex, Behavior and …

PDPM: Making the Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Component Easier to Swallow

Editor’s note: this article was reviewed and revised December 2, 2021. Without a full understanding of how the SLP component of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is calculated, it can seem complicated. The SLP methodology is detailed in the PDPM Calculation Worksheet for SNFs in chapter 6 of the Long-Term …