When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced in July that it was implementing a system of bundled payments for knee and hip operations in 75 geographic areas of the country, it prompted CFOs and accountants at many skilled nursing facilities to ask themselves an awkward question: What is our share of the episode cost to CMS, and what does this procedure actually cost us?
Deaths and injuries from entrapments in bed rails continue to be a problem, especially for the frail, the cognitively impaired, or incapacitated elderly.
Although you may associate rehabilitation with therapy and nursing, customer service is critical for a successful patient experience. Our customer service supervisor visits patients each day to proactively address patient concerns before they turn into complaints.
The America Starts Talking campaign is designed to provide information about naloxone, a potentially lifesaving medication that can be used in an opioid emergency.
As long-term care operators, we are constantly jockeying to become preferred providers for tertiary hospital's post acute care networks.
As more states adopt the managed care model, as well as take advantage of the changes to health care brought about by the Affordable Care Act, we can expect significant changes in the years to come.
If you walk into our dining room at Village on the Green in Longwood, Florida, it might take you a moment to realize you're at a senior living community.
The benefit of vast choice actually creates frustration and confusion for many and may cause "decision-making paralysis."
At Mather LifeWays, we've pioneered five unique, replicable channels in which effective outreach can be done:
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Developing resilient leadership traits is not something that just happens. Conscious effort must be made to build and maintain resilient skill sets as part of a leader's toolbox. The same can be said for an organization.
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