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.
Staff members are showing up to work, but are wiped out so they are not really completing all of their duties with the finesse they once did. We try to hire but there are no applicants. Suggestions?
What can we do to prevent skin tears in our nursing facility?
What does MDS item Z0400 have to do with supporting cognitive impairment for PDPM?
A contractor did some shoddy work installing flooring that we didn’t catch right away and a patient wound up falling and injuring herself. Can we go after this contractor if the family wants to sue us or regulators want to fine us? What about other poorly done work, whether it’s in a bathroom or shower or elsewhere?
Our facility is considering hiring a full-time infection preventionist. Other than tracking infections, what tasks might this person take on?
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.