Guest Columns

Guest Columns

Navigating payment reform

Navigating payment reform

Improving quality is the key to surviving payment reform. Here are six ways LTC providers can boost their quality.

How do we reach new antipsychotic goals?

How do we reach new antipsychotic goals?

In June, McKnight's reported that CMS is pushing for further reductions in antipsychotic use for people living with dementia in nursing homes.

LEEDing the charge: Insights from green certification

LEEDing the charge: Insights from green certification

It's clear the "green" movement has planted it roots and proven to be more than a fad in fashion, living and housing.

A tisket, a tasket ... No LPNs in the RN basket

A tisket, a tasket ... No LPNs in the RN basket

Reporting direct care hours is nothing new, but the Affordable Care Act takes it to the next level with mandatory quarterly electronic submission of staffing and census data. This focus on staffing ratios should not come as a surprise — but you could be in for a shock if you don't pay attention to your details.

What boomers want

What boomers want

More seniors are making a move into long-term care as a lifestyle choice, thereby taking advantage of the array of products and services available for seniors at virtually every physical state, from the healthy and active to those needing everyday assistance.

Thinking beyond the swallow

Thinking beyond the swallow

Meal times are well-defined, often highly structured and supervised intervals during the day in many skilled nursing facilities.

Misinformation about RAC program persists

Misinformation about RAC program persists

Recently, the Medicare Payment Advisory Council released their Report to Congress on Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System...

Government scrutiny with physician contracts

Government scrutiny with physician contracts

The government is increasing its scrutiny of skilled nursing facilities that might be tempted to offer a physician a role as a Utilization Review Physician or Physician Medical Director as an inducement to refer residents to a particular facility.

A transformation plan can lead to new funding

A transformation plan can lead to new funding

With the Supreme Court's ruling on King v. Burwell behind us, many of the doubts that have held back new healthcare developments have been absolved.

Cheers to 30 years at Mass Senior Care

Cheers to 30 years at Mass Senior Care

We have made great strides in support of our mission to enhance clinical and workforce quality across the continuum of care for older adults and people with disabilities.

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

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