Providers who cannot generate ICD-10-compliant claims by October 1, 2015, will see those claims returned for correction, which will mean delayed reimbursement for services provided, ultimately affecting that organization's bottom line.
There's been a fundamental shift in the building codes that apply to healthcare facilities, published this year by the National Fire Protection Association.
Working with behaviors in nursing home residents can be challenging. Research has shown antipsychotic medications do very little to help residents with behaviors other than sedating them.
Social interaction helps senior stay mentally stimulated.
The use of a telemedicine system within an LTC or SNF not only opens up the door to a more coordinated dialogue between healthcare professionals at different facilities, but also allows an offsite physician to more rapidly access and diagnose the patient and recommend treatment based on a first-hand evaluation, offering a superior grade of patient care.
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Remote patient-monitoring systems, wearable technology and virtual doctor visits are just a sampling of recent medical innovations aiming to address the heightened and increasing need for long-term care.
Despite recent improvements, hospital admissions continue to be a problem. Most interventions aimed at preventing admissions have been focused on medical risk factors, like heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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