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Relias Impact Blog

Performance improvement through staff training and workforce development.

Relias Impact Blog

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SNF Beneficiary Notices Under Medicare Part A: Complying with F582

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The regulations surrounding issuance of beneficiary notices has resulted in some significant confusion in the SNF industry, not only with SNF staff, but with surveyors as well. Compounding the confusion is not only knowing which of the different types of forms to issue, but who and when to issue them, to be in compliance with current Federal regulations.

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Moving Beyond the Triple Aim

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Achieving the Triple Aim in healthcare can feel a bit like juggling Christmas ornaments; the tenets are delicate and close to our hearts, but just when you get one ornament hung securely, another tumbles to the floor and smashes open. Improving the patient experience and population health while reducing costs are necessary, albeit difficult, goals.

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Developing Leadership in Yourself and Your ABA Team

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As a leader in an ABA organization, I sometimes found myself overwhelmed by the busy-ness of serving clients, working with payers, and supporting my team.  Just as they say you must put the oxygen mask on yourself before caring for others, tending to your own behavior is crucial to shaping the behaviors around you.  If you follow social media blogs like Inc., you can capture a few nuggets of...

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March Is Social Work Appreciation Month: What About the Rest of the Year?

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Social workers perform a vital role in helping individuals access services and resources they need. They act as advocates for safety among children, youth and families, and become licensed and impromptu counselors or legal assistants. They take on the duties of providing health care in clinical settings, temporary companionship or guardians for at-risk individuals, and secretarial-type work...

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3 Steps to Improve Patient Experience

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The patient experience defined by the Beryl Institute is “the sum of all interactions, shaped by an organization’s culture, that influence patient perceptions across the continuum of care.”  Exceeding patient expectations is not by chance, but is the result of conscious efforts made to create and sustain a culture of patient-centered care – including staff hiring, onboarding, development...

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You Have the Power to Improve the Quality and Cost of U.S. Healthcare!

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Ensuring that your institution or clinical setting provides primary palliative care is one of the most powerful ways you can improve the quality and cost of U.S. healthcare.  However, most health care professionals have not been trained to provide this type of care, and they cannot practice what they do not know. Since nurses are the largest group of healthcare professionals, and the ones who...

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4 Strategies to Reduce Sepsis in your Organization

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With diseases like heart failure, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), stroke, and diabetes at the center of attention in our high-cost healthcare system, it may be shocking to learn that sepsis is the leading cause of death within U.S. hospitals. In fact, one-third of all patients who die in the hospital die with sepsis. According to Bloomberg, sepsis is a $27 billion...

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Understanding Palliative Care: Who Needs to be Trained?

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Answer: All health care institutions should ensure their nurses are educated in primary palliative care!

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11 Actions Leaders Can Take to Develop a Safety Culture

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Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). Every year, healthcare organizations take part in the event by highlighting the importance of patient safety among staff, patients, and the community. This year’s observance runs March 11 – 17, with a focus on safety culture and patient engagement.

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Caring for Older Adults

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The way that our society views aging is quite remarkable. Most people long to maintain life but somehow try to avert the inevitable changes that come with the aging process. Some of the changes are anxiously anticipated, such as a first birthday or college graduation. Other changes are unwelcome, such as the appearance of the first few gray hairs or “age spots”. Being young has value in...

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