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This Assessment Stands Alone

Question: If a resident is admitted on September 29, can I do both an interim payment assessment (IPA) and an OBRA assessment for that resident on Oct. 1, 2019, when the patient-driven payment model (PDPM) goes into effect? Maine Subscriber Answer: No — the IPA is a stand-alone assessment. You will need to complete an admission assessment and/or five-day assessment for the [...]

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