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The Right Analytics Tools are Critical in Helping SNFs Succeed<p></p><p>As we move into a post-pandemic world, it is hard to imagine life returning to the same normalcy that everyone enjoyed prior to the arrival of COVID-19 and the public health emergency, particularly if you work in the skilled nursing arena. The skilled nursing/long-term care (SN/LTC) industry felt the full effects of the pandemic with issues spanning Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), staffing troubles, increased industry scrutiny and oversight, new reporting requirements and regulatory content, media attention and focus, and more.<br><br>The devastating impact of the coronavirus to the 65 and over population made the nursing home industry the epicenter of the pandemic with an estimated 40% of all deaths occurring within a nursing facility and 8 out of 10 deaths occurring in those 65 and over.<br><br>Multiple surveys and research questionnaires have identified two major issues facing the industry in the coming year&#58; occupancy and staffing. While these come as no real surprise to an industry that has battled these issues year over year, the pandemic has made the situation much more acute and has certainly raised awareness.<br><br>Routine required testing of healthcare workers, with positive results requiring self-quarantining to reduce exposure risk, have exacerbated staffing shortages during the course of the pandemic. While essential and necessary, the impact to staffing models was often severe.&#160; <br><br>Occupancy challenges will likely necessitate some portions of the industry to find creative ways to make up the deficit in census, perhaps by taking more challenging or higher acuity types of patients or developing niche services to accommodate a market need. In either case, maximizing reimbursement for care and services provided will be critical to success.<br><br>While PDPM has remained essentially unchanged since its inception, no one really expects that to continue. Utilizing software solutions that provide real-time feedback and <a href="https&#58;//www.shpdata.com/skilled-nursing/mds-scrubber?utm_source=Provider%20Mag%20hhl&amp;utm_campaign=SNF-providerArticle-mktplace&amp;utm_medium=association" target="_blank">guidance to coding</a> helps ensure not only accuracy of coding impacting outcomes data, but can provide insight into potential missed opportunities to <a href="https&#58;//www.shpdata.com/skilled-nursing/pdpm-icd-10?utm_source=Provider%20Mag%20hhl&amp;utm_campaign=SNF-providerArticle-mktplace&amp;utm_medium=association" target="_blank">maximize reimbursement</a>. Certain data analytic solutions also assist providers with evaluating performance improvement efforts and modeling prospective scenarios that can assist with resource utilization and allocation to achieve desired outcomes.<br><br>The resumption of survey activity also presents a significant challenge. Preparing for the comprehensive review that comes with a standard survey has always been a rather daunting task. The outcome of a bad survey can have far-reaching effects on both occupancy and staffing. Utilizing data analytics to assist with preparing for a standard survey is essential to a successful outcome. The Five Star Rating system, while coming under increased scrutiny, remains the publically reported standard most often ascribed to the quality of care and services provided. Understanding how the measure is calculated and having clarity into the actionable items that can improve ratings remains essential to competitiveness in the market place.<br><br><a href="https&#58;//www.shpdata.com/skilled-nursing/?utm_source=Provider%20Mag%20hhl&amp;utm_campaign=SNF-providerArticle-mktplace&amp;utm_medium=association" target="_blank">IntelliLogix™ by SHP</a> utilizes proven metrics and algorithms that help guide a user in decision making, from individual resident assessment to systemic reviews and factors affecting performance. Additionally, data presents in such a way as to easily guide users to relevant and actionable items to save valuable effort in analysis, allowing users to devote more time to care and implementing positive actions. IntelliLogix helps maximize the impact of the time and effort devoted to data accuracy and performance improvement to ensure continued success in the skilled nursing/long-term care industry.&#160;&#160;<br></p>2021-04-14T04:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/2020/shp-greg-seiple-marketplace.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Reimbursement;ManagementOccupancy and staffing are the two major issues facing SNFs. IntelliLogix™ by SHP can help facilities increase referrals, maximize reimbursement and save time valuable time.
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PointClickCare Can Help Your SNF Become a Leader in Value-Based Care<p></p><p>The shift to value-based care has placed increased pressure on healthcare providers to collect real world insights and actionable intelligence. Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) need to be able to prove their value to their network in order to become a preferred partner and drive occupancy. It's no longer enough to remain status quo; hospital providers are looking for partners that can provide quality care and prevent unnecessary readmissions, including the costs associated with them. In order to succeed under a value-based care model, SNFs must operate in a smarter, faster, and more coordinated way to deliver better outcomes.<br><strong><br>What does value-based care mean for skilled nursing operators?<br></strong>Under a value-based care model, skilled nursing facilities need to have access to the right insights about their patients across the healthcare ecosystem. This means knowing the patient's health status <em>before</em> they are admitted and having the ability to coordinate with other care operators. Gathering all the right information and sharing it with the appropriate teams prior to admission is critical but is often made difficult when patients are constantly moving from one care setting to another. In order to avoid unnecessary readmissions SNFs need to have visibility into the patient journey.<br><br>With the right information in&#160;front of you, such as&#160;medical history, diagnosis, and medications of every patient coming out of the hospital prior to admission,&#160;providers&#160;can determine the right level of care and prevent an unnecessary readmission.<br><strong><br>How PointClickCare can help?<br></strong>PointClickCare and Collective Medical are uniquely positioned to help SNF operators succeed under a value-based care model. By uniting PointClickCare's rich, post‐acute data set with Collective Medical's expansive, full‐continuum network, care teams have immediate, point‐of‐care access to in‐depth, real‐time insights at any stage of a patient's healthcare journey. Together, we are positioned to provide the most fully integrated set of real-time care coordination tools across the entire continuum of care.<br><strong><br>What we help you achieve&#58;<br></strong>1.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Drive workflows through integration&#160;</p><ol style="list-style-type&#58;decimal;"><ul style="list-style-type&#58;circle;"><li>Automatically transferring clinical data including medication and orders, saving save hours on med reconciliation, diagnosis reconciliation and other paper-based and PDF-based processes.&#160;</li></ul></ol><p>&#160;2.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Level the playing field around performance</p><ol start="2" style="list-style-type&#58;decimal;"><ul style="list-style-type&#58;circle;"><li>Eliminate time spent manually compiling and updating performance data spreadsheets for hospitals like readmission rates and lengths of stay</li></ul></ol><p>&#160;3.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Enable programs with hospitals through real-time data.&#160;</p><ol start="3" style="list-style-type&#58;decimal;"><ul style="list-style-type&#58;circle;"><li>Setup real-time data running between hospital and post-acute systems to support programs like sepsis</li></ul></ol><p>&#160;<br>PointClickCare and Collective Medical help you eliminate blind spots in care, supporting high risk patient populations who are often the least visible in the continuum, and that also represent the great impact on healthcare costs.<br><br>To learn more about Integrated Care Coordination and how PointClickCare can help, visit <a href="https&#58;//pointclickcare.com/campaign/integrated-care-coordination-readiness/?utm_medium=content-syndication&amp;utm_source=provider-mag&amp;utm_campaign=FY21-Q2-Connected-Care-ICCReady-AC-ACU-NL-DCM-SPM-HARM-US&amp;pcc_utm=csn_mktocpid-FY21-Q2-Connected-Care-ICCReady-AC-ACU-NL-DCM-SPM-HARM-US" target="_blank">pointclickcare.com</a>.&#160;​<br></p>2021-04-02T04:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/2020/provider_ICCtile_option%20740x740.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Quality;TechnologyProviding the most fully integrated set of real-time care coordination tools across the entire continuum of care.
BOK Financial is Committed to Senior Housing and Care<p></p><p style="text-align&#58;left;"><img src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/2020/BOKFin-Hor.png" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;500px;height&#58;83px;" /><br>BOK Financial is a top 30 U.S.-based bank with more than 20 years of experience in Senior Housing and Care.&#160; We provide customized and flexible financial solutions along with a suite of ancillary banking services designed for owners and operators of post-acute properties, primarily skilled nursing and senior housing.&#160; We also serve a broad array of other healthcare providers giving our team a deep understanding of the overall Healthcare system and the role of post-acute care.<br><br>We were a consistent provider of debt and other banking services in support of our healthcare clients during the pandemic, posting a near-record year for new loans closed in 2020 as well as a substantial volume of PPP loans<br><br>Solutions include&#58;<br></p><ul><li>Treasury &amp; Revenue Cycle</li><li>Financing &amp; Leasing</li><li>Institutional Wealth Management</li><li>Business Insurance</li><li>Private Wealth</li><li>Investment Banking</li></ul><br>To learn more about BOK Financial and how we can help you with your financial needs, visit us at <a href="https&#58;//www.bokfinancial.com/business/commercial-and-institutional-financial-solutions/our-industry-expertise/healthcare">bokfinancial.com/healthcare</a>&#160;​​.<br><br><br class="ms-rteFontSize-1"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">&#160;BOK Financial is a trademark of BOKF, NA. Equal Housing Lender .©2020 BOKF, NA.</span><br><p></p>2021-03-30T04:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/2020/BOK%20740%20x%20740.png?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />FinanceDuring the pandemic, BOK Financial posted a near-record year for new loans closed in 2020 as well as a substantial volume of PPP loans.