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Coverage of Social Determinants of Health have implications for SNFs  

Health disparities and complex social determinants of health (SDoH) have historically compromised patient access to quality care. But policy changes announced recently from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are expected to mitigate these challenges:  finalized guidance for the Medicare Advantage program will expand the supplemental benefits afforded to beneficiaries to include items and…

SNFs can incorporate palliative care to reduce hospital readmissions

The American Health Care Association recently announced an update to its National Quality Initiative, a multi-year effort designed to further improve quality of care and the patient experience in America’s long-term and post-acute care centers. Since the launch of the Initiative in 2012, members have been challenged to meet measurable targets in key areas such as hospitalizations.

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