Steven Littlehale

Steven Littlehale

Chief clinical officer

Steven Littlehale is a gerontological clinical nurse specialist, and EVP and chief clinical officer at PointRight Inc. He has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont and a Master of Science from Georgetown University.

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2013: A survey, review

2013: A survey, review

I always get a kick out of doing my year in review. Did I meet my personal and professional goals? Did our clients improve their outcomes? Were new relationships established and old ones strengthened?

ALOS complex query

ALOS complex query

What do you get when you ask two academics, one geriatrician, one reimbursement specialist, and an analyst to define average length of stay? Five different answers.

Reviewing RUG levels

Reviewing RUG levels

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.

Be measurably fabulous

Be measurably fabulous

On the heels of American Health Care Association announcing the adoption of PointRight's OnPoint-30 rehospitalization metric, you may be wondering what it means exactly and what's at stake. The answer is: plenty.

Five-Star insights: Will those stars ever illuminate your path?

Five-Star insights: Will those stars ever illuminate your path?

I recently asked a hospital discharge planner how she chooses which nursing home to discharge to. "Five-Star" was the reply. Was I surprised? Not at all. Once again, it demonstrates just how far this Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services consumer initiative reaches.

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