Guest Columns

Guest Columns

Pressure injury or pressure ulcer: What's in a name?

Pressure injury or pressure ulcer: What's in a name?

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel recently made significant updates to the definitions and staging system for pressure ulcers to reflect the latest evidence and trending practice changes. Notably, "pressure ulcer" has been changed to the more precise "pressure injury."

What goes around comes around: Time to set up YOUR smart network

What goes around comes around: Time to set up YOUR smart network

The recent publication of the SNF PPS Proposed rule for FY 2017 seekd to unite post-acute providers by aligning payment incentives and overlapping value-based penalties. It might be trickier than it looks.

Should your facility try telemedicine?

Should your facility try telemedicine?

The benefits of telemedicine are pretty straightforward.

What can we learn from 1-Star facilities?

What can we learn from 1-Star facilities?

What are the common themes, if any, in facilities that have a 1-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services?

Preparing for Section GG

Preparing for Section GG

Your team is going to need time to prepare and train for the scope of changes that will be faced. October 1 is much sooner than you think!

Tips for getting students to visit your facility: a teacher's perspective

Tips for getting students to visit your facility: a teacher's perspective

Nothing is unique about students visiting nursing homes, of course, but I've been doing it with students for many years and in several different contexts.

Don't we deserve better?

Don't we deserve better?

There are people and organizations all over the nation creating living and care environments that clearly show that more is possible than what the DOJ assumes.

HIPAA and eHealth: Avoiding problems

HIPAA and eHealth: Avoiding problems

As long as the means of getting the information are protected, encrypted, and encoded, sharing information to provide care has never been easier and quicker. However, it's our responsibility and our obligation to keep that information private.

An interdisciplinary approach to rehab maintenance

An interdisciplinary approach to rehab maintenance

The Jimmo ruling determined that services provided to Medicare beneficiaries could not be denied due to a beneficiary's lack of restoration potential and the that deciding factor would be related to whether or not a skilled level of care would be indicated in order to prevent or slow further deterioration of their clinical condition.

Cutting through cynicism with authentic appreciation

Cutting through cynicism with authentic appreciation

There are practical steps that can be taken that can help get past challenges of being perceived as not genuinely valuing your colleagues

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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