5. Action Steps to Prepare for the Implementation of a Change in Payment
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has openly discussed how the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) will provide patients an opportunity “to choose a skilled nursing facility that offers services tailored to their condition and preferences”. This chapter will explore how the PDPM will do this. The role of quality and value will also be discussed, and the important part the interdisciplinary team, including PT, OT, SLPs, Nursing, Activities, Restorative and Dietary professionals have in their facilities.