Big changes are coming to long-term care…and soon. Beginning in October 2019, long-term care facilities will be reimbursed based on a new payment structure called the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM). PDPM is expected to reimburse facilities more accurately based on the acuity of residents and the treatments they require. As such, dietitians have key roles to play, especially when it comes to identifying and treating malnutrition.
Learning Needs Codes: 3000, 4190, 5040, 5285
Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.3.6, 10.1.2, 10.1.3