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Medication Reconciliation: Where to Start in Reducing Rehospitalizations

In the many years I walked the halls of the skilled nursing facilities where I worked as regional manager, I saw residents go through a revolving door from facility to hospital and truly experienced the “reducing rehospitalization” issue first hand. While I don’t have all the answers, there is one area of the transition of care from hospital to post-acute that I believe truly impacts the...

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The Ratings War: Medicare Home Health Compare

Ratings wars aren’t just for TV anymore. Watch Medicare Home Health for a while and you will quickly see a ratings war of a different sort – one that pits your agency against another for patients and families.

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Get Ready to Compare Yourself

The Affordable Care Act (also referred to as Obamacare) has a lot of “hidden gems” for us folks in post-acute care. Besides the higher-profile mandates such as QAPI or Mandatory Corporate Compliance, one little-known treat is the requirement that mandates CMS to make a number of changes to the Nursing Home Compare website. For those of you not familiar with the site – the time has come!

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Delirium: The Meaning Behind the Behavior

In a recently released white paper, A Puzzle of Prevention: Recognizing the Role of Delirium in Preventing Rehospitalization, we examined delirium and its impact on rehospitalization and the realization that delirium, its symptoms and associated behavior greatly impact a care provider's ability to address the medical issues that are affecting a resident or patient.

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Autism Teaching Strategies: How to Improve Conditioning of New Reinforcers

New Research on Autism Teaching Strategies for Pairing Procedures that may Change How We Do It.

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Autism Therapy Techniques: How Much Choice Should an Individual Have?

For everyone who watched Peter Gerhardt’s webinar about individuals with ASD transitioning to adulthood, you heard about a must-read article: Balancing the right to habilitation with the right to personal liberties: the rights of people with developmental disabilities to eat too many doughnuts and take a nap. (Bannerman et al 1990).  And I would hope that if you work with teens or adults in...

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We Have a Problem in the Field of Applied Behavior Analysis

An opinion piece.

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