Coverage of Social Determinants of Health have implications for SNFs
Nov 21, 2018
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...
When medical home models include palliative care, quality improves
Sep 07, 2018
This combination of a medical home — a coordinated and family-centric model of care — and palliative care delivered in in the home setting includes advanced care planning, symptom management, as well...
SNFs can incorporate palliative care to reduce hospital readmissions
Jul 13, 2018
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...
Community-based care models that reduce re-hospitalization
Apr 03, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative has handed skilled nursing facility professionals an opportunity to play a greater role in post-discharge...