Ep. 29 – April Current Events

In the latest episode of Pillar Talk, Chris explores three key articles driving regulatory changes in the post-acute care setting. First, we delve into proposed revisions to the Value-Based Purchasing Program (VBP) by CMS, including a 4.1% Medicare payment increase for skilled nursing facilities. However, concerns arise regarding potential rate reductions and expanded regulatory powers. Next, the debate heats up over nursing home staffing mandates, with Secretary Xavier Becerra facing scrutiny. The discussion reveals partisan divides and implementation challenges. Finally, the host reflects on the broader implications of these regulatory proposals and urges active participation in the public comment period to ensure informed decision-making for the sector’s future.

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