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Rehospitalization in the Age of Nursing Shortages

Rehospitalization in the Age of Nursing Shortages

For the first time, day to day, clinical personnel fluctuations are being made transparent. This new data required to be captured by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and analyzed by Kaiser Health News is showing a not-so-pretty picture.

PDPM Three Months Later – Budget Neutrality and Rate Adjustments

PDPM Three Months Later – Budget Neutrality and Rate Adjustments

PDPM has been active for three months already and, as we predicted, it’s turning out to NOT be budget neutral. As has happened with previous adjustments to payment methodologies, when providers become more familiar with the system and start maximizing benefits, CMS will adjust rates. Providers are enjoying the benefits of adjusted therapy hours and rates but need to be prepared for potential/probable rate adjustments.

Reach for the Stars - Your Residents Are Worth It

Reach for the Stars - Your Residents Are Worth It

Since CMS launched its Five Star rating system for Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing homes in 2008, the pressure has been on for nursing homes to utilize measures to improve quality measure scores and stars. The rating system is a tool to help consumers compare and select a skilled nursing facility by awarding stars in three separate parts, or elements, of the star rating for each nursing home.