July/August 2021 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: July/August 2021

Fixing PDPM could be costly

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must consider the pandemic’s broad impact on skilled nursing patients and resulting Medicare payments before toying with Patient Driven Payment Model rates, a June Avalere Health analysis asserted.

How to do it … Use tech for resident safety

For an industry that locked down but never shut down, long-term care achieved remarkable success navigating an unprecedented pandemic. Months upon months were governed by restriction, fears and trauma. Now comes another really hard part: Finding ways to allow residents expanded movement while still maintaining safeguards for those at risk of elopement or undesired wandering.

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