Reimbursement - McKnight's Long Term Care News


Steven Littlehale

ALOS complex query

What do you get when you ask two academics, one geriatrician, one reimbursement specialist, and an analyst to define average length of stay? Five different answers.

John O'Connor

Make long-term care a public utility?

I recently participated in a roundtable discussion that addressed the field’s challenges and opportunities. Several remedies for improving care and payments surfaced during the conversation. But one unique suggestion really stood out: Perhaps long-term care should become a public utility.

AHCA/NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson

Bold legislative proposals could prevent deep reimbursement cuts, AHCA leader says

Long-term care providers are offering lawmakers policy ideas aligned with the changing healthcare landscape in the United States, in an effort to control costs and improve quality while avoiding slashed reimbursements, according to Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of the American Health Care Association. The leader of the nation’s largest long-term care provider organization spoke out this week for legislation based on $2 billion in savings through reduced hospital readmissions.

Ask the payment expert ... about the observation stay loophole

Ask the payment expert … about quality and reimbursement correlations

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 your insurance company. Two of those rules are that we must provide care according to an individualized care plan for each resident and that we provide appropriate discharge planning.

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