The recent battle over the SGR passage with the Cardin Amendment brought forth glaring differences in outpatient therapy providers and their priorities. While I, along with the entire therapy world, dream of the day that the arbitrary therapy caps are repealed, the SGR "doc fix" bill simply was not the right time.
More than just collecting data, providers need to use standardized, nationally recognized measures. Especially in this era of ACOs and alternative payment models. In the past, many individual providers used their own methodology to create their own "data driven" story.
When I started working there almost a year ago, I began to see areas that could be advanced with technology based on the equipment I used when I graduated from the School of Communications at Loyola University two years ago.
For recovery auditing professionals everywhere, performance-based payments are a financial best practice and the industry standard. The client wins when no upfront expenses occur and payments are made only when actual dollars are returned.
If you serve on a board of directors for a nonprofit health care organization and have ever asked yourself why you need Directors & Officers Insurance, look no further than a recent federal appeals court ruling for Lemington Home for the Aged.
Advocates have proposed removing the requirement that applicants disclose their criminal conviction records on initial applications for employment ("banning the box") in the hope that otherwise-qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment.
Imagine our industry without innovations: We'd all be faxing each other about residents' shuffleboard tournaments. Instead, whenever one senior living community shares an innovation they tried and succeeded with, others benefit.
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