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Annals of Long-Term Care
Avoidable ED utilization continues to be an issue for SNF providers. Despite a drop in SNF ED admissions due to COVID-19 concerns and overall decrease in SNF occupants, this remains an area of opportunity for greater efficiency and enhanced processes. 
Annals of Long-Term Care
In pursuit of elevating the quality of health care delivered, many care organizations and facilities have added a fourth aim—reducing caregiver burn out—to the classic Triple Aim in health care, which includes improving the health of populations, enhancing the experience of care for individuals,…
Annals of Long-Term Care
In an effort to crack down on nursing home (NH) quality and enhance oversight, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken a number of steps.
Annals of Long-Term Care
Given that many of these requirements are already considered best practice application in the SNF discharge process now, choosing to adhere to these standards ahead of being forced to may be best.
Annals of Long-Term Care
APRNs are helping to mitigate the effects of the national physician shortage by serving as primary care providers (PCPs). 
Annals of Long-Term Care
Historically, all that long-term care (LTC) providers needed to know about coding was the current procedural terminology (CPT®) code that covered the intensiveness of the service they provided their patients. CPT, developed by the American Medical Association (AMA), is the primary way that…
Annals of Long-Term Care
With a projection short fall of between 46,900 and 121,900 physicians in the health care workforce by 2032, who will fill the gap?1 One answer could be nurse practitioners (NPs). NPs are advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who are prepared through advanced graduate education and clinical…
Annals of Long-Term Care
Richard Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD, discusses a blog post written by CMS Administrator, Seema Verma, MPH, which describes CMS' refocused regulatory efforts for skilled nursing facilities.
Annals of Long-Term Care
In April 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will release an update to both the Nursing Home Compare tool and the Five-Star Quality Rating System.1,2 The Nursing Home Compare website and Five-Star Quality Rating System were created to help consumers, their families, and…
Annals of Long-Term Care
Ask a nursing home (NH) administrator or facility owner what they want—or expect—from their medical directors, and you will hear a range of responses.
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