It is not a numbers game. Well, I guess it kind of is. Let's face it: It is now common practice to monitor your facilities' Five Star ratings.
PointRight Inc. announced it has released an upgraded version of its Professional Liability (PL) Snapshot. The tool can predict the risk of liability claims for long-term care providers.
From the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual Chapter 8, we know rehabilitation skilled level of care requires the delivery of skilled therapy five distinct days a week. While this requirement is usually easy to meet with more than one therapy discipline treating the resident, the MDS does not currently capture how many calendar days therapy was provided in the seven-day look-back period.
While antipsychotic measurements can vary, providers must carefully and thoroughly examine all antipsychotic medication use in their facility.
Consistent assignments for CNAs are discussed and implemented more frequently than they used to be. For the most part, research studies speak to the positive attributes of this model of care. From improved surveys to reduced staff turnover, it's hard to ignore the wave of empirical support.
Chris Stakutis has joined PointRight as the firm's new Chief Technology Officer. He has more than 25 years of operating systems and process control experience. In his new role, he will lead efforts in the recruitment of IT staff, the development of new applications, and oversee technology infrastructure and data security at the analytics firm. Stakutis previously served as vice president of engineering at PatientKeeper Inc., which served the physician market
WoundRounds and PointRight Inc. jointly announced they are sponsoring a free webinar, "Lowering Your Rehospitalization Rates: Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk." The event will be held at 2 p.m. EDT, Thursday, May 10. "Lowering re-admissions is a system-wide mandate affecting all health care providers, and payments to acute care hospitals are now dependent on the performance of their post-acute partners," said Steven Littlehale, executive vice president and chief clinical officer for PointRight. He will be the main presenter.
PointRight and the Washington Health Care Association have announced a partnership. The arrangement gives WHCA members access to predictive data analysis. The goal is to give them information that helps reduce hospitalizations, falls, pressure ulcers and unexpected mortalities; maximize accurate reimbursement; lower clinical and legal risks, predict and improve survey outcomes and analyze competitive performance.
VCPI, in conjunction with PointRight Inc., is preparing to release additional functionality for its Decision Point Outcomes Dashboard for Skilled Nursing Facilities. The updated dashboard will offer enhanced clinical outcomes information. "The dashboard allows providers to show the value they bring to partnerships with improved quality of care, reduced hospital re-admissions and high levels of resident satisfaction. This puts them over and above their competition because they will have data-driven metrics to demonstrate their outcomes," said Loren Claypool, managing director of VCPI.
PointRight Inc. announced the development of CMI Now. This comprehensive Medicaid Case Mix Index management tool helps post-acute providers in New York and New Jersey better monitor and manage their Medicaid payments. CMI Now was developed with Zimmet Healthcare Services Group. "This tool allows providers to view their case mix and benchmark it against peers and their own past performance, all in real time so there is no delay," said Steven Littlehale, executive vice president and chief clinical officer for PointRight.