Now that you’ve had time to read and relish the nine new items on the OIG Work Plan for nursing homes, let’s review the repeat favorites. Just as a reminder, if these are the target areas that the OIG is concentrating on, make them your target areas as a part of your compliance and internal audit plan.
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...
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!
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.
New Research on Autism Teaching Strategies for Pairing Procedures that may Change How We Do It.
An opinion piece.