Relationships between hospitals and nursing homes can be funny things. Working together, they can do great things. But "cooperation" and "outreach" are not operative words frequently enough. Sibling rivalry always bubbles just under the surface.
Long-term care facilities strive to provide each patient personalized care. Comprehensive care plans, honoring patient preferences and tailoring services to patients are critical aspects to achieving the healthcare goals of patients and their care providers.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation that would reimburse providers for coordination of care services.
Improving the quality of care and targeting waste and fraud are priorities for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, chief Donald Berwick, M.D. told a large group of long-term care providers Tuesday.