Data and empathy: The unseen defenders of nursing homes
Nov 10, 2023
Back in September, I shared my insights in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News about the importance of being your own data defender. In that blog, I expressed a viewpoint that I believe strongly in: Every...
Navigating the future of LTC: A tech-driven journey to value-based excellence
David L. Morris
Oct 25, 2023
Value-based care (VBC) organizations – and especially Accountable Care Organizations – rely on strategies that shift care from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities to manage costs and still ensure...
Three questions to boost nursing home audit readiness
Sep 20, 2023
Nursing home and long-term care operators have already faced a number of key shifts since the beginning of 2023. Consider a recent example from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: an update on...
Be your own data defender
Sep 15, 2023
“Well, it’s clear that you’ve never set foot into a nursing home.” I know you’ve thought that while reading a memo from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services or your state agency, taking...
Leveling the playing field for post-acute care: Enabling interoperability with minimal tech investment
Sep 12, 2023
While the long-awaited goal of interoperability seems to be advancing for EHR-equipped care providers, the idea of enabling health equity across the care spectrum seems untenable for post-acute care facilities...
Jurutka threading the risk management needle with IMA after 7 years as NIC president
Lois A. Bowers
Aug 14, 2023
Skilled nursing and senior living operators are still going to be able to benefit from the data-crunching skills of Brian Jurutka, the former president and CEO of the National Investment Center for Seniors...
CDC says hospital data will keep healthcare providers on top of COVID-19
May 11, 2023
As the public health emergency ends, new surveillance will help keep healthcare providers informed about disease trends and prepared for outbreaks, the agency says.
Providers worried about CMS pace on new MDS materials
James M. Berklan
Dec 09, 2022
Skilled nursing operators were happily surprised in September with an early draft of MDS revisions, but ever since it’s been a slog getting more information.
Making sense of the data deluge
Nov 11, 2022
My happy place is standing in front of nursing home providers and honoring them through education. Shining a loving light on these special people and honoring their commitment to better care feeds my soul....
CMS promises ‘critical’ look at nursing home ownership data
Nov 02, 2022
Calling work on nursing home transparency one of her agency’s “particular achievements” of the past few months, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services leader said Tuesday that providers can expect...