Skilled Nursing News March 20, 2023
Amy Stulick

Given increasing complexities in payment systems and intensifying financial pressures, more nursing home providers are hiring leaders with a specialized and sophisticated focus on reimbursement.

Even smaller operators are seeing the value of these positions, which demand a mix of financial and clinical acumen, and a C-suite mindset.

Valerie Taylor, for one, became a corporate Medicaid specialist for CCH Healthcare a couple of months ago, having previously served in a similar capacity for SavaSeniorCare as a case mix specialist. Having one person wearing too many reimbursement hats could leave money on the table, with the increasing complexities of the case mix reimbursement system, she said.

However, even as the specialized role is gaining more attention in the industry, the case...

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