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​Long term care providers have been sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for the next change, holding on tight for the ride. Recent hot topics include resource utilization group …
Authors: Meg Laporte Date: 9/15/2011 Size: 56KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/columns/Pages/Harness-The-Power-of-Collaboration-.aspx

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​A profession charged with caring for the frailest members of society is a setting fraught with risk.  Falls, skin breakdowns, elopements, and medication … Policy Expand Policy
Authors: Meg Laporte Date: 7/27/2012 Size: 52KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/columns/Pages/Apology-Laws-Foster-Compassion.aspx

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​The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes that outcomes are not often monitored or analyzed correctly, which is why new rules are on the way to enforce quality …
Authors: Meg Laporte Date: 8/28/2012 Size: 56KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/columns/Pages/QAPI-A-Real-Opportunity-To-Drive-Quality.aspx

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Why does a new patient come through the front door of your facility? Once upon a time, a discharge planner may have sent a new patient to you because your facility was nearby, or …
Authors: Shevona Johnson Date: 6/26/2014 Size: 54KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/columns/Pages/Building-A-21st-Century-Referral-Pipeline.aspx

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​There is nothing like a little Zone Program Integrity or Recovery Audit Contractor audit to bring out the flaws in a nursing home team. When the medical record charts of a nurse …
Authors: Meg Laporte Date: 11/29/2016 Size: 55KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/columns/Pages/Teamwork-Means-Better-Resident-Care,-Better-Documentation.aspx

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​​Occupancy rates and rents are on the upswing for the seniors housing sectors, according to the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC). The group …
Authors: Shevona Johnson Date: 9/14/2011 Size: 55KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/reports/Pages/CMS-Rocks-Stock-Market.aspx

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​The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed protocols for food service in long term care (LTC) communities. These regulations require facilities to provide food …
Authors: Meg Laporte Date: 7/18/2014 Size: 55KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/columns/Pages/Dining-Services-Revamp.aspx

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​Amenities become more than marketing prerequisites or necessary appointments when providers use them to weave a social fabric. Thoughtful planning, design, and managed use of common …
Authors: Meg Laporte Date: 5/2/2012 Size: 55KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/columns/Pages/Senior-Living-Amenities-That-Boost-Resident-Satisfaction.aspx

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As the nation is continuously impacted by acts of violence in schools, health care facilities, airports, shopping malls, and every type of property where people assemble, long term …
Authors: Shevona Johnson Date: 5/27/2014 Size: 57KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/columns/Pages/Armed-IntruderActive-Shooter-.aspx

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a​Information is power, particularly when hiring new workers. But, many previous employers are reluctant to offer honest critiques of past employees for fear of being sued.   …
Authors: Meg Laporte Date: 9/13/2011 Size: 57KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/columns/Pages/Background-On-Credit-Checks.aspx

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