October 2018 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: October 2018

Ask the payment expert about …one star

On top of PBJ affecting the star ratings, CMS also is performing on-site and remote audits to verify data submitted. Even if you have a vendor submit your data, it cannot be stressed enough: You are ultimately responsible for what is submitted. Be sure to talk with your vendor on a regular basis and review the data together.

Hospitals get more choosy

tudy of Medicare provider and claims data found hospitals are choosing to work more closely with skilled nursing facilities that use fewer resources, record shorter lengths of stay, and perform better on quality measures.

Profile: Deborah Meade

As a 12-year-old, many of Deborah Meade’s days were spent selling chips, soda and snuff tobacco to the residents at what was then Elberta Convalescent Home, a skilled nursing facility in Warner Robins, GA. The facility was built by her father, Wayne Lowe, and operated by her grandfather, Joe Lowe.

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