Care Matters – Now and in the Future: SNF Reimbursement

Reliant Rehabilitation is a thought leader in analyzing, understanding, and forecasting the impact of industry changes, such as the anticipated SNF reimbursement changes known as RCS-1.  On April 27, 2017, CMS posted the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) to solicit feedback on proposed rule changes to the current (RUG-IV) case-mix methodology, and it provides draft language for RCS-1.  While the notice indicates that rule changes may be implemented as soon as October 2018, there are some indications that the language and timelines may change when the final rules are published.

Reliant Rehabilitation works strategically with our partners to identify best practices for delivering quality care and measurable outcomes, while providing a model of care that fits within current reimbursement guidelines for each individual patient.  Reliant Rehabilitation understands that our partners’ financial success is vital to our mission of providing quality care and great customer service. To this end, we work with you to ensure that each patient receives a comprehensive assessment, has accurate diagnostic coding, and correct ADL scoring.  In both current and future classification systems, whether traditional or managed, Reliant Rehabilitation proactively assists in analyzing and planning for proposed rule changes. In addition, Reliant Rehabilitation combines our strategic leadership with implementation of best-in-class therapy programs and care management processes to ensure the success of our partners.