Spring is in the air! We all welcome the annual change in seasons, which also comes with a rush to review, digest and comment on multiple proposed rules. April 2022, however, also brings us a renewed approach...
2022: What will the technical experts say?
Dec 09, 2021
The new year is upon us. What new areas of regulatory change will your teams monitor in 2022? CPT? Parity? Survey trends? Quality? Yes, obviously quality, Renee, but the future of quality… where...
Nursing home commission gives report to CMS, public gets to see it ‘sooner rather than later’
Sep 03, 2020
A report from a national nursing home commission outlining recommendations for providers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is now in federal regulators’ hands and awaiting final approvals before wide...
Coronavirus nursing home commission delivers draft of recommendations to CMS
Aug 27, 2020
A national commission tasked with reviewing nursing homes’ response to the coronavirus crisis has delivered a draft of its recommendations to the federal government.
New nursing home commission wants comments from industry stakeholders — fast
Jul 10, 2020
Industry stakeholders now have the opportunity to submit comments and suggestions to the new federal commission in charge of identifying best practices for providers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nursing home coronavirus commission members chosen
James M. Berklan
Jun 18, 2020
Members of the administration’s new Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes are expected to be revealed Friday.
A quest for quality and the pursuit of data
Nov 09, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has created a momentum in quality for post-acute care providers. Nursing facilities in the PAC realm know the importance of providing quality care. Quality...
The great news about nursing homes
Nov 06, 2018
There is a terrific story that nobody is telling. Homes are getting dramatically better at providing quality care.
Dr. El’s ‘Quality of Life’ star ratings are the way to go
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
Aug 14, 2018
After writing about turnover in my last column, I wondered what might happen if high marks were also awarded to facilities for strong staff retention, which has been positively correlated with better care....
‘Love hurts’ and sometimes so do averages
Jul 23, 2018
Averages can help or hinder your evaluation of performance. Adding a few additional pieces of data can really support your efforts to properly see opportunity and manage risk.