August 01, 2014 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: August 01, 2014

John O'Connor

Supreme indifference

It has been said that we are the residue of our choices. If that’s true, what should we make of the Supreme Court these days?

Hospitals: Change SNF pay

The government should adopt Medicare payment policies that better support hospital-based skilled nursing facilities, the American Hospital Association urged in a recent letter to a top healthcare official.

Feds: Tie ACO ratings to SNFs

Accountable care organizations should be assessed on which patients bounce back to a member hospital within 30 days of being discharged to a skilled nursing facility, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services asserts in a proposed rule.

How to do it … Resident security

Resident security touches the job of every person in a long-term care environment. Facility staff are concerned with security. IT people need systems that integrate well with computers and servers. And nurses rely on systems to keep residents safe and staff productive. Here’s how to spread the decision-making.

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