September 01, 2013 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: September 01, 2013


COMS Interactive LLC has introduced Outcomes IQ™. This software will extend the Daylight IQ product suite, the company said. It allows for data for large chains and facilities to include hospital re-admission rates, mortality rates and average number of Medicare referrals. Components of the software include an Automated Disease Care Guide Library and a Dynamic Nursing Assessment.

Cheryl Phillips, M.D.

$30 million cut from Medicare

Skilled nursing facilities will see $470 million in aggregate 2014 Medicare reimbursements, which is $30 million less than projected in a proposed rule, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Room charges now top $94K

The cost of a private nursing home room increased an average of more than 3% annually during the past five years, and currently averages more than $94,000, according to a new survey.

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