Discharge

Only one quality measure for SNFs under new CMS proposal

Only one quality measure for SNFs under new CMS proposal

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services unveiled a shorter-than-usual list of potential Medicare quality measures last week, with only one aimed at skilled nursing providers.

Involuntary discharges could lead to a fine mess

Involuntary discharges could lead to a fine mess

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Operators might want to keep an eye on new involuntary discharge legislation under consideration in Illinois.

Short-term rehab plans for the newly discharged

Short-term rehab plans for the newly discharged

Short-term rehabilitation programs are designed to promote and ease individuals' return to home environments and assist with re-entry into the community within a relatively short period of time.

Failure in discharge planning

Failure in discharge planning

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There's a feel-good national story that debuted last week around how emergency responders helped an 81-year-old man. Wonderful people came to his aid. But why did it have to come to this?

Discharge trends suggest hospices are ditching patients in their last days to preserve profits, Washington Post reports

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Hospices may increasingly be discharging dying patients to hospitals in an effort to protect their bottom lines, according to an article published Thursday in The Washington Post.

Medicare Part A Length of Stay: Part III

Medicare Part A Length of Stay: Part III

More providers need how to use an interdisciplinary team approach to be more effective when managing transitions from the nursing home environment to a community living setting.

Point-of-service: Friend or foe?

Point-of-service: Friend or foe?

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As a manager, I used to love to promote point-of-service, or POS. As a therapist, I used to despise POS. How could I have such a love-hate relationship with POS?

Point-of-service: Friend or foe?

Point-of-service: Friend or foe?

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As a manager, I used to love to promote point-of-service, or POS. As a therapist, I used to despise POS. How could I have such a love-hate relationship with POS?

Increasing length-of-stay

Increasing length-of-stay

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Length-of-stay — LOS — is one of those management reports that often leaves administrators and upper management bewildered. If you increase LOS, you essentially increase your census.

Transitions of Care, Part II: So you know they're eventually gonna have to leave ... right?

Transitions of Care, Part II: So you know they're eventually gonna have to leave ... right?

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OK, I'm not talking about your kids, because we all know they NEVER leave, and if they do, they keep coming back like boomerangs. I'm talking about your residents. Let's face it, one day your resident is going to have to leave the facility. Come on, don't act so surprised.

Elderly ICU, hospital patients might survive longer at home, research suggests

Seniors discharged from hospital or intensive care unit to skilled nursing facilities are significantly more likely to die within six months than those discharged home, according to a new study.