70th AHCA/NCAL Convention and Expo
The post-acute care sector, especially skilled nursing, continually experiences many regulatory, technology and market shifts, changes and “passages”. The recent decline in occupancy, imminently profound changes to CMS payments (PDPM), Skilled Nursing Facility Value Based Purchasing (VBP), Quality Reporting Program (QRP) and related annual provider update (APU), managed Medicaid and heightened attention by the acute care sector – these all portray the most profound of passages yet. While the SNF sector continuously recovers from threats and changes, current circumstances suggest that the nursing centers which emerge will be more focused, serve better defined niches and might be smaller, more highly integrated with acute care locally and regionally - in effect far different in many respects from today’s nursing center supply.
This program will look very briefly at the reasons for the current passage and then focus on how nursing centers are emerging as integrated, respected and successful providers meeting the post-acute service demands of an aging population in a cash-strapped healthcare system.