Length Of Stay

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.