Lisa Thomson

Care plans and discharge planning: Steps for success!

Care plans and discharge planning: Steps for success!

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Let's take a look at the facility policies and procedures to determine that they include how the facility will ensure that the care plans are developed using resident individualized assessment information, resident choice and updated to reflect current needs.

Leadership strategies for a changing healthcare world

Leadership strategies for a changing healthcare world

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Strong leadership is a vital ingredient to any successful organizational or system change. Increased consumer demands, strategic positioning and partnerships as well as an increased push towards community-based care are forcing post-acute leaders to serve as the catalyst for change.

Don't get burned! Regulatory updates you need to know

Don't get burned! Regulatory updates you need to know

As leaders in post-acute care, we need to stay abreast of the regulatory changes and its impact on our operations. In healthcare the one thing that remains consistent is change! Effective December 1, 2012, there are a series of Survey and Certification Memorandums from CMS that affect clinical provision of care as well as survey process changes.

ZPICs: Dangerous and ready to take down providers

ZPICs: Dangerous and ready to take down providers

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Healthcare reform: No matter how much you may loathe it, there's no way around how certain ideas, like pay for performance, aren't going away.

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