May 01, 2017 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: May 01, 2017

Readmission risk increased

Readmission risk increased

Heart failure patients who went to a nursing home were 50% more likely to be readmitted to the hospital than patients who returned home instead, according to a study in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Reader Poll: How do you handle conflict between staff members?

“We get out the ruler. We’re kidding! We try to get them to talk to each other and listen to each other. You have to meet them where they are. The last thing they want us to do is bring God into it, although some of them experience God through us.”

McKesson entity now Change Healthcare

Parts of McKesson Corporation and Change Healthcare Holdings have merged to create a new healthcare information technology company called Change Healthcare. It includes all of Change Healthcare’s business and the majority of McKesson Technology Solutions. It will employ about 15,000 workers.

Gary Tetz

A day at the opera?

We all have guilty pleasures — things we secretly enjoy but don’t have the courage to admit to long-term care colleagues at stand-up.

Unified pay by 2021: MedPAC

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The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission voted in April to recommend an accelerated timeline that would see implementation of a site-neutral post-acute care payment system kick off in 2021.

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