Length Of Stay

Why it's impossible to maintain prior levels of care quality, and what to do about it

Why it's impossible to maintain prior levels of care quality, and what to do about it

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Residents and their family members are likely to expect that when they enter long-term care, staff members will provide compassionate medical treatment. Instead, what they frequently find are stressed out nurses and overworked aides.

How to talk with your hospital about LOS

How to talk with your hospital about LOS

It's no secret: With the now greater prevalence of bundled payments, hospitals are looking to PAC providers to help lower costs by shortening a patient's length of stay (LOS).

60 seconds with ... Mark Parkinson

60 seconds with ... Mark Parkinson

Q: Last month was the third AHCA/NCAL annual conference with you at the helm, and the healthcare landscape has become increasingly complex. Is there something simple providers can focus on?

Better managing the Medicare Part A stay

Better managing the Medicare Part A stay

Discharge planning is the key element in managing Medicare Part A length of stay. A home assessment can significantly affect the process.

Increasing length-of-stay

Increasing length-of-stay

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Length-of-stay — LOS — is one of those management reports that often leaves administrators and upper management bewildered. If you increase LOS, you essentially increase your census.

Managing the clinically anticipated Medicare Part A length of stay

Managing the clinically anticipated Medicare Part A length of stay

The Medicare adjustments of fiscal year 2012 have left the long-term care profession discussing and debating care strategies to ensure success and mitigate the reductions in reimbursement. A key indicator when analyzing clinical and financial solidity is the facility's clinically anticipated Medicare length of stay.