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The intersection of industry trends and practical application

There’s no denying that the healthcare industry is changing rapidly. Keeping tabs on these changes and their impact on the post-acute and long-term care is where the PointRight blog comes to life! With contributions from PointRight leadership, clinical experts and guest bloggers, you’ll find valuable and thought-provoking insight that will help you stay ahead of the curve.

Clinical IT and the Long Term, Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Market

Authored by: Lorren Pettit, Vice President, HIS and Research, HIMSS North America Have you ever had a “show time” moment? You know, that moment when your boss turns to you in a meeting and says, “So, what do you think”? The Long Term, Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) provider community (e.g., nursing homes, home health agencies, independent … Continue reading Clinical IT and the Long Term, Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Market

Crossing the Care Collaboration Chasm with Data: It’s Sink or Swim – CEU Webinar

The PointRight Webinar Series is a quarterly, complimentary webinar to the long-term care industry as part of our commitment to share knowledge and education about issues impacting providers. Crossing the Care Collaboration Chasm with Data: It’s Sink or Swim – CEU Webinar Tuesday, March 7, 2017 2:00 PM EST The healthcare industry’s shift from volume … Continue reading Crossing the Care Collaboration Chasm with Data: It’s Sink or Swim – CEU Webinar

Improving Acute to Post-Acute Transitions – The Critical Role of MDS Analytics and Data Management

Authored by: Barry Fogel, MD, MBA, Founder & Executive Vice President, PointRight Inc. The rising costs of hospital care have forced stakeholders from across the healthcare industry to turn their gaze towards post-acute care settings. Under this new approach, care traditionally provided by acute care hospitals, LTACHs, or IRFs is now provided in Skilled Nursing … Continue reading Improving Acute to Post-Acute Transitions – The Critical Role of MDS Analytics and Data Management

This is No “Oops” – They did it again, and it’s changing Five-Star ratings
Pam Kaiser

Authored by: Pam Kaiser, RN, Vice President of Provider Solutions, PointRight Inc. In February 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented changes to the Five-Star Quality Rating System. They changed the staffing calculation, added new Quality Measures (QMs) and effectively reset the benchmarks. Those adjustments to Five-Star resulted in 28% of Skilled … Continue reading This is No “Oops” – They did it again, and it’s changing Five-Star ratings