The Leapfrog Group, widely known as an arbiter of quality in acute care circles, is opposing a proposal by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to cut safety measures from two quality reporting programs.
There is several benefits to considering an Acuity Based Primary Permanent Nursing Assignment in your efforts to attract acute and managed care providers.
As the president of an acute care hospital, as well as overseeing our medical system's post-acute division, I see the issues facing our frailest patients from both sides. I see patients receiving great care in our hospitals, but when they leave us to go home or to another facility, we may not have the opportunity to participate in their transitional care.
Attendees will learn first-hand from a leading nursing executive at a free Aug. 27 McKnight's webcast how post-acute care providers can grow better relationships with acute-care partners. Martie Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ, the chief nursing officer for Medline Industries, will be the featured speaker. Leadership's role in lowering readmissions and delivering higher quality outcomes will be a focal point of the session.
Saber does not rattle its short-term residents because it gives them what they want: amenities, privacy and more living options
For the long-term care operator who still thinks rehospitalizations are really just a worry for hospitals, it's time to think again. Researchers are narrowing in on why nursing homes don't always do what they're asked to by referring hospitals.
Hospitals are penalized for high readmission rates, but you know that. Today's hospital penalty is determined by looking at Medicare beneficiaries leaving an acute care stay with a hospital DRG of heart failure, heart attack or pneumonia. But you know that, too.
Texas has received a windfall of federal funding to test care coordination programs between acute and long-term care providers.
High expenses and poor internal collaboration often sink provider efforts to implement new technology initiatives, according to a report from LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies. Conversely, the 18 case studies in the report identified seven markers of success.
The first question, be it in discussion of a retirement community, healthcare facility, or similar location is, "How's the food?" For the food service operator, that's the million-dollar question.
Nursing homes are at their core residential communities for the elderly.
Medical directors release guidance on transferring patients from acute care to skilled nursing facilitiesApril 29, 2010
A new white paper developed by the American Medical Directors Association highlights successful and effective processes for transferring patients from acute care to skilled nursing facilities.
Acute care hospitals more likely to use feeding tubes on dementia patients from nursing homes, study findsFebruary 11, 2010
Advanced dementia patients are more likely to receive feeding tubes if they are taken from nursing homes to acute care hospitals, according to a new report. This occurs despite mounting evidence that using feeding tubes on these patients is not beneficial.