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Giving residents their best shot at avoiding flu

The staff at Masonic Villages has upwards of 3,000 reasons to get vaccinated against the flu: one for each resident living in our five communities. In 2014, Masonic Villages, which includes locations in Dallas, Elizabethtown, Lafayette Hill, Sewickley and Warminster, PA, implemented a mandatory flu vaccine policy for all employees, with exemptions for those with…

Ryan Sparks

5 key factors for patient satisfaction success

During a recent public meeting, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) proposed a new program that would expand the value-based impact on payments for post-acute care providers.  According to MedPAC, the Value Incentive Program for Post-Acute Care will build upon previous commission work to create a uniform payment system across the four post-acute care settings:…

Identify YOUR rising stars

I was so inspired this summer as I read the biographies of all the McKnight’s Women of Distinction. Likewise, the incredibly talented Rising Star honorees sparked feelings of pride and optimism. Think about it: All of these women began their career journey somewhere. Many started as direct care and service providers or frontline supervisors in…

Monday morning quarterbacking and the art of the lookback

Fall is here, and football season has returned with much fanfare — quite like the eagerly anticipated arrival of the Patient-Driven Payment Model. Unless skilled nursing Interdisciplinary teams practice good clock management, huddle up often and catch missing information to ensure they beat the clock with a 100% MDS completion percentage, facilities won’t advance from…

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