Posts about Skilled Nursing & Long Term Care
Therapists Provide Essential Services in Nursing Facilities Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Infection control measures are at the heart of efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities. Therapists providing care to elderly residents must do their part to be diligent in following infection prevention protocols.
SNF Beneficiary Notices Under Medicare Part A: Complying with F582
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.
Infection Control and Prevention in Long Term Care
Infection control is a serious public issue, and it is vital for healthcare workers and others working with the public, ....
Nurses: Feeling Burned Out? Ethics May Help
You have been there before. You are caring for an individual and something about their situation gives you a bad, ....
CMS Releases First Round of SNF QRP Review and Correct Reports
What does this all mean? Are my numbers good? Let’s take a closer look at these reports and try to understand the information that is being provided to us.
Your 2017 Readmission Rates May Impact Your Overall Reimbursement Beginning FY 2019
The SNF Value Based Purchasing (VBP) program is scheduled to be implemented on 10/1/2018 (FY2019) and all providers will realize some level of change to their overall SNF PPS reimbursement.
Overall Care and Hospital Admission Rates Improving in Nursing Homes
There are currently fewer hospital admissions and readmissions among nursing home residents, according to The Commonwealth Fund’s Scorecard on Local, ....
CMS Updates SNF Five-Star System to Include New Quality Measures – July 2016
Near the end of July, SNF providers will have their SNF Five-Star ratings updated. SNF providers will notice several differences, ....
Remember the Late 1990s? Change is on the Way Again for Skilled Nursing
Back in the late 90’s, there was a new big thing coming. It was going to change the way the, ....
CMS Introduces Six New Quality Measures and Upcoming Changes to The Nursing Facility Five-Star Rating System
The six new Quality Measures that will be reported on NHC will include four short-stay measures and two long-stay measures