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How hospitals and PAC providers can optimize care and recover from COVID-19 economic damage in the process

During the COVID-19 pandemic, acute and post-acute care (PAC) providers have experienced their own unique crises. In acute care, providers have scrambled to find available ICU beds, physicians and critical care resources. Simultaneously, PAC providers have valiantly fought the virus’s spread among their vulnerable residents, so those critical care resources would not be required. While…

Increase your occupancy now

Preparing for a presentation is always fun for me, especially when it involves original research. In anticipation of Reimbur$ement-Con, and my session “The Unexpected Nemesis,” we took a deep dive into the relationship of the Five-Star Quality Rating System with occupancy and payer mix.  SPOILER ALERT: Regardless of where you operate, the overall Five-Star rating…

The data is in! Evaluating a year of PDPM ResDAC data

Have you been curious as to the national data trends related to the Patient Driven Payment Model? In a time when we are all considering changes to the future of reimbursement and the impact of potential parity adjustments, knowing your data and national trends is essential.  What is parity adjustment, you ask? Recall that PDPM…

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, May 26

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Is the doctor in? Improve nursing homes with one easy stroke

Many nursing home COVID-19 patients would have benefitted from daily, reimbursed-for physician visits in their skilled nursing facilities, but they were not entitled to them.  With an epic crisis still at hand, the quickest way to improve performance and public perception of nursing homes is to introduce daily covered visits. Astonishingly, Medicare and Medicaid suggest…

Refocus on capturing PDPM drivers to improve care, quality and reimbursement

With the prioritization of COVID-19 vaccinations in nursing facilities since late December, facilities nationwide have seen  a significant decline in both new cases and deaths among resident populations. Though the decline of COVID-19 cases is very encouraging, many skilled nursing facilities are now facing widespread  systemic issues that the pandemic exposed. Ongoing and dynamic infection…

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