RUGs are used in SNF and in the Veterans Administration to determine reimbursement for services, or prospective payment services (PPS). The amount is determined by the amount and intensity of services needed by the resident. In the SNF, data from the MDS is used to determine the RUG category, and thus, the reimbursement on a daily rate.
Call for Excellence Award Nominations
The awards are: the- Chapter Excellence Award, Special Interest Group Excellence Award, Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, Excellence in Community Service Award, Excellence in Education Award, Excellence in Leadership Award, and Excellence in Research Award.
The nominations are tallied in July and the winners are announced every year during the Awards Celebration at the GAPNA Annual Conference.
Now is the time to nominate a colleague or yourself - due by June 1, 2016.