Length Of Stay
Residents and their family members are likely to expect that when they enter long-term care, staff members will provide compassionate medical treatment. Instead, what they frequently find are stressed out nurses and overworked aides.
It's no secret: With the now greater prevalence of bundled payments, hospitals are looking to PAC providers to help lower costs by shortening a patient's length of stay (LOS).
Q: Last month was the third AHCA/NCAL annual conference with you at the helm, and the healthcare landscape has become increasingly complex. Is there something simple providers can focus on?
Discharge planning is the key element in managing Medicare Part A length of stay. A home assessment can significantly affect the process.
Length-of-stay — LOS — is one of those management reports that often leaves administrators and upper management bewildered. If you increase LOS, you essentially increase your census.
The Medicare adjustments of fiscal year 2012 have left the long-term care profession discussing and debating care strategies to ensure success and mitigate the reductions in reimbursement. A key indicator when analyzing clinical and financial solidity is the facility's clinically anticipated Medicare length of stay.