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May 16, 2019
Overall, the need for more mental and behavioral services in senior living is great, according to Dr. Rajeev Kumar, who works as chief medical officer for Symbria, a therapy, rehab and pharmacy services company that works with around 150 post-acute...
May 3, 2019
Timely physician visits will play a central role in effectively capturing resident conditions — and reimbursements — under the new Medicare payment model. But with doctors seeing relatively few incentive changes amid the shift to the Patient-Driven...
May 3, 2019
An engaged medical director, working closely with the interdisciplinary team, can help promote a safe and successful transition from RUGs. MAY 2019 Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD This October, the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) will supplant the...
April 25, 2019
When the federal government placed regulations and pressure on hospitals to reduce their readmission rates, many hospitals were resistant. They claimed many of the problems that lead to readmissions were beyond their purview, or ability to impact...
April 16, 2019
Identifying patients in need of hospice earlier in the course of their illness is a business and moral imperative for hospice providers. Though conversations about end of life are difficult for everyone involved, including clinicians and social...
April 15, 2019
New data shows that patients discharged from a skilled nursing facility to home face the highest risk of readmission in the first two days after SNF discharge. KEY TAKEAWAYS Readmissions are a key financial and quality metric for hospitals. New data...
April 8, 2019
Overall, however, there is little known about how CBD affects users, including seniors, according to Dr. Cari Levy, a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and immediate past-president of AMDA – The Society for...
April 4, 2019
It’s no secret that more assisted living communities are competing with skilled care operators for high-need residents. But a recent piece in the New York Times is sure to raise troubling questions about this emerging strategy. The story in question...
March 29, 2019
As residents become older and more frail, some facilities are bringing in doctors and nurses instead of relying on 911. “The assisted living industry has to recognize that the model of residents going out to see their own doctors hasn’t worked for a...
March 15, 2019
Industry advocates are praising proposed legislation that says patients under “observation status” at a hospital would be eligible to satisfy Medicare’s three-day requirement necessary for skilled nursing coverage. A beneficiary currently must spend...