SNF Value Based Purchasing (VBP) in 2018

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Marilyn Mines, RN, BC, RAC-CT
Conference Date
Tue, Feb 13, 2018
60 minutes
Product Description

The Ins And Outs of Value Based Purchasing (VBP) and Its Implications for Skilled Nursing Facilities

The FY2018 SNF PPS final rule mentions value based purchasing (VBP) and its implications for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in the 2019. It builds on CMS’s commitment to shifting Medicare payments from volume to value. Beginning October 1, 2018 all Medicare rates will be cut by 2%, this money will go back to the value based incentive payment (VBIP) pool. SNFs must earn back the dollars cut under the 2% based on the SNF all-cause readmission measure (SNFRM).

Join this informative session with expert speaker Marilyn Mines, RN, BC, RAC-CT, where you will learn the ins and outs of the VBP and how it will change every year. Marilyn will review the importance of value based purchasing and the mechanism of it. She will define the various terms that will be used to determine withholds for FY 2019 for skilled nursing facilities.

With this session, you will be able to explain the details of VBP and how quality of care will be an incentive rather than quantity of care. You will learn the composition of scores and how to ensure their accuracy before they are reported to the public.

Session Highlights

  • Importance of this incentive payment program
  • Data used to determine reimbursement withholds
  • Definition of terms in value based purchasing
  • Use of the confidential quality feedback reports
  • Quality measures that drive the program

Session Agenda

  • Medicare glossary of important terms
  • Definition of performance score, period and threshold
  • Legislative requirements for the VBP program
  • Timeline for the VBP program
  • VBP requirements
  • Important facts about SNFs all-cause readmission measure (SNFRM)
  • Example reports:
    • Patient level data
    • Facility level information
  • Correction reports
  • Re-hospitalization rates
  • Definition of all readmission
  • Performance measures and scoring methodology
  • Calculating readmission rate
  • Management of SNF discharges

Who Should Attend

  • Interdisciplinary team
  • Administration

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About Our Speaker

Marilyn Mines - Skilled Nursing Coding  Expert

Marilyn Mines RN, BC, RAC-CT, brings over 40 years of experience as a practicing Registered Nurse to her role as Director of Clinical Services for FR&R. While working with clients, she has been instrumental in preparations for JCAHO, Public Health and Public Aid inspections, and promoting confidence in the direct care of patients, as well as managerial staff.

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