Ask the payment expert … about quality and reimbursement correlations
Jun 01, 2013
How can the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services correlate quality of care and reimbursement?
You always need to remember that Medicare is an insurance plan. As such, Medicare has rules, just like...
Care plans and discharge planning: Steps for success!
May 29, 2013
Let’s take a look at the facility policies and procedures to determine that they include how the facility will ensure that the care plans are developed using resident individualized assessment information,...
Post-stroke care should be ‘uniform’ across age groups, study finds
May 20, 2013
Post-stroke treatments can benefit older people as much as younger ones, according to recently published research from the University of Georgia.
You call these nursing home secrets?
Apr 08, 2013
Reader’s Digest magazine recently published an article called “50 Secrets a Nursing Home Won’t Tell You.” I’m a bit dismayed by the lack of evidence that’s actually...
ONLINE EXPO UNDERWAY: Technology pioneer demonstrates how animated characters can improve senior care
Mar 21, 2013
Encouraging residents to talk to animated agents could improve adherence to medication, reduce the need for restraints and lower rehospitalization rates. That’s what Timothy Bickmore, Ph.D., said...
Many nursing homes are not meeting federal standards for antipsychotic use, OIG review finds
Jul 10, 2012
Many nursing facilities are not compliant with federal regulations governing residents who take atypical antipsychotic medications, a federal review released Monday reveals.