April 24, 2017
New emergency preparedness requirements included in a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule titled Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers, became effective Nov. 15, 2016 and the implementation date is Nov. 15, 2017.
February 27, 2017
In 2017, healthcare organizations are predicted to be one of the top targets for cyber security threats. Historically, healthcare has ranked in the top of the list, but this year it has moved to the front of the line.
December 01, 2016
The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule for Calendar Year 2017 updated Medicare Part B payment policies and rates that impact skilled nursing facility services, including outpatient therapies.
June 30, 2016
Intense rainstorms quickly filled creeks and rivers. Fast-rising floodwaters destroyed property, isolated communities, and endangered tens of thousands, including numerous long term care facility residents, employees, and their families.
June 21, 2016
CMS provides links to resources that can help providers get started on entering their data in the Payroll-Based Journal, due July 1.
June 02, 2016
One of the first “rules” for any administrator of a skilled nursing care center is that the day of admission is when residents form their first and arguably lasting impressions.
December 17, 2015
When senior-focused health care facility administrators want to expand their inpatient Medicare populations, they may want to consider taking the plunge into aquatics.
September 25, 2015
Cultural, demographic, regulatory, and financial changes are impacting the post-acute care marketplace like never before. Providers need to navigate through an ever-changing list of obstacles and barriers simply to deliver care to their clients.
June 26, 2015
How does one craft a message and deliver a level of customer-service excellence that influences a person’s trust level, immediately? The answer to this dynamic equation lies in the foundation that a facility builds for its associate experience.
June 12, 2015
On any given spring day at Nazareth Home, in Louisville, Ky., the place is abuzz with high school and college students volunteering their time to the elders. On this day, however, a special group of students visited Nazareth Home after a brief exchange of emails and phone calls.