Guest Columns

Guest Columns

Curiosity never gets old

Curiosity never gets old

From birth, man's thirst for understanding, knowledge and education never ceases. As we age and mature we begin to understand that education and learning is a privilege as well as a necessity

Bouncing back, bouncing forward, and how about just bouncing?

Bouncing back, bouncing forward, and how about just bouncing?

I think we've all had days where we come home from work and want to hide under the covers. We've also had days when we feel on top of the world. They key, I recently learned, is knowing how to become a resilient leader.

From volume to value: The conversation now applies to staffing

From volume to value: The conversation now applies to staffing

It's all you hear about in healthcare today: from Volume to Value. With the July 30 release of the PPS proposed rule, we see how this discussion now applies to staffing.

Piloting antimicrobial stewardship efforts in long-term care

Piloting antimicrobial stewardship efforts in long-term care

Antimicrobial stewardship is a team effort, particularly in pediatric long-term care.

Evaluating extensive versus moderate assist

Evaluating extensive versus moderate assist

Step one for improving accuracy for Section G ADL coding is to improve understanding between the language MDS uses to define levels of function and impairment in comparison to how rehab teams and nursing define these areas.

Making inroads with hospitals and hospice

Making inroads with hospitals and hospice

Hospice programs and SNFs must immediately implement a strategy to develop and market a strong, strategic nursing home/hospice partnership with hospitals, ACOs, MCOs, etc.

'Extrapolation' demonstrates False Claims Act liability in rehab

'Extrapolation' demonstrates False Claims Act liability in rehab

Recent FCA complaints have relied on a number of arguments to substantiate the submission of false claims for Medicare reimbursement: systematic upcoding to higher RUG levels due to corporate "pressure" on front line care providers; targeting therapy at or around RUG thresholds; increasing therapy during "look back" periods; and providing skilled therapy that was not required for improvement in functioning.

A researcher's perspective on brain health programs

A researcher's perspective on brain health programs

Which brain health programs and initiatives are you offering the older adults in your community, and how effective are they?

Avoiding healthcare claims

Avoiding healthcare claims

It never hurts to refresh your memory on the hot button areas and understand current enforcement trends.

MDS data may hasten timely evacuations

MDS data may hasten timely evacuations

It's no surprise that natural disasters and man-caused emergencies disproportionately affect older adults.

Guest Columns

Guest columns are written by long-term care industry experts, ranging from academics and thought leaders to administrators and CEOs.

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