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

Print Issue: May 01, 2014

Gary Tetz

Of tired mice and men

Just so you know, I’ve been pulling two, 12-hour shifts of living per day for the past 53 years, and I’m exhausted. I work when I sleep and I sleep when I work, which means I don’t do either one very well. I’ve even talked to my supervisor about this, to no avail. He’s an unreasonable ogre named Gary Tetz, and all he cares about is himself.

Managed care experts wanted

Skilled nursing facilities could take major hits to their bottom lines unless a coordinator is on top of managed care contracts, a prominent healthcare consultant said last month at the American College of Health Care Administrators annual meeting in Las Vegas.

Wisconsin's newest VA community features four distinct neighborhoods.

Steady as she grows

New Wisconsin Veterans Home ramps up slowly and it pays off; heavy timber, limestone and unobstructed views give facility distinct character

Penalty process explained

A long-term care facility that has been slapped with a civil monetary penalty has 10 days to file for an independent informal dispute resolution process, according to a recent manual update from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)

Senators urge tougher LTC survey process

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it plans to focus more on quality improvement initiatives rather than stricter surveys, but that didn’t stop a pair of veteran U.S. senators from calling for more stringent measures.

How to do it … Choosing a good financial advisor

The trust a long-term care organization places in a person to guide and consult on its finances is no less important than the trust the residents have in the operator. A provider must be willing to invest the time to find one who is a good fit, and willing to go the extra mile to help achieve the provider’s specific financial goals.

CompanyBriefs May 2014

» Caremerge LLC unveiled plans in April for a partnership with Care Technology Systems. Data and alerts from the latter’s sensors can be combined with activity and clinical data from Caremerge, providing a more complete reporting picture.

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