Watching the GOP try to force through its latest healthcare reform plan, which would once again hit Medicaid hard, I was reminded of something my mother used to jokingly say: “It’s like deja vu all over again.”
With all the recent regulatory changes that have come down the line, or are about to, we developed a simple five-question survey that each provider had to ask every therapy employee. If you can develop strong policies and procedures based on these questions, you will have a good offensive game plan in place.
Did you hear the one about life’s great lies? Here’s part of the punch line: “I’m from the government and I came to help you.” Providers familiar with the joke may have experienced a vague sense of déjà vu last week when the White House made this announcement: They are launching a healthcare reform website for business owners
Extendicare Inc., which operates more than 240 senior care centers, will be splitting up its U.S. and Canadian businesses, the company announced Thursday.
Post-acute care was the fastest growing major healthcare spending category for government programs between 1994-2009, according to recently released research. The results support large-scale bundled payments as a way to control costs, the researchers argued.
Post-acute care providers should be considering creative joint ventures with hospitals to best take advantage of evolving healthcare delivery and payment systems, healthcare finance and legal experts said Wednesday in an Avalere Health webcast.
Nursing facilities have always faced an array of obligations in order to provide services to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, which can sometimes seem burdensome in comparison with other providers. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as the healthcare reform law, is yet another example of how nursing facilities remain a target – the notable new obligation is the mandatory compliance program requirement. Adoption and implementation of compliance programs has previously been voluntary, although encouraged.
Strong leadership is a vital ingredient to any successful organizational or system change. Increased consumer demands, strategic positioning and partnerships as well as an increased push towards community-based care are forcing post-acute leaders to serve as the catalyst for change.