Most Recent Articles by Steven Littlehale
Change is in the wind. The National Quality Forum has recommended for endorsement a new metric that measures a skilled nursing facility's ability to manage the long-stay population, specifically in terms of hospitalization prevention.
Current use, and perhaps misuse, of Five-Star Nursing Home Ratings place significant emphasis on achieving a three-star overall rating, which requires stable performance in survey, staffing and quality. How can providers maximize their investment dollars to achieve this?
An admired colleague once said, "If you want me to be proficient in caring for a specific type of patient, I can ... just give me a lot of them."
You encounter predictive analytics daily — when you apply for life insurance, receive unique credit card offers, or view pop-up web ads. But do they actually change your behavior?
By now, everyone has heard the resounding drumbeat of 30-day rehospitalization rates. What is yours? Are you improving? Are you using the National Quality Forum's endorsed method for calculating?