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Preparing your back yard

Preparing your back yard

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SNF providers are scrambling to prepare to be "bought" by ACOs, aligned with potential bundling partners, selected as a preferred provider, and ultimately "sold" to the best, not highest, bidder.

'The Great Perhaps' in LTC

'The Great Perhaps' in LTC

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In post-acute care, particularly the SNF future, it can be "Great" but there are so many "Perhaps" that the definition of what "Great" is going to be is unclear.

Pain: An LTC rehab perspective

Pain: An LTC rehab perspective

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LTC therapists seem to be stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to patient pain. Pain management is at the forefront of surveyors and scrutinized as a CMS quality measure.

Exploring and implementing the 3 Cs of skin and wound care

Exploring and implementing the 3 Cs of skin and wound care

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All clinicians can fall into one or more categories labeled preventer, predictor and promoter, but I suggest each has a primary role in skin and wound care and wound healing.

Starting with the 3 Cs of wound care

Starting with the 3 Cs of wound care

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While research for the Holy Grail in skin and wound care "best practices" continues, I propose we start with what we "do know" as it relates to the clinicians who are providing the skin and wound care-regardless of research, product, wound type, assessment or resident population mix.

Let's remove the long-term care 'fraud tattoo'

Let's remove the long-term care 'fraud tattoo'

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Even though this legislation ostensibly is supposed to help providers, the "Medicare Established Provider Act" may encourage facilities to react or continue to act ultra-conservatively in the therapy provisions to Medicare beneficiaries.

Another perspective on the Virtual Dementia Tour

Another perspective on the Virtual Dementia Tour

While I do not give hands-on care, as a director of purchasing I am acutely aware that each decision I help make touches the residents daily — it's what I am most proud of in my role. My experience in the Virtual Dementia Tour affected how I see our residents, as I don't ever want any of our residents to feel the way I felt that day in the demonstration.

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