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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.

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

2016 AHCA/NCAL Quality Award Recipients: Congratulations to our Clients!

Author: Janine Savage, Vice President, Client Experience, PointRight, Inc. “Quality” is a word heard often in the healthcare industry. It can represent a standard, a value, a characteristic, a feature, an outcome – many times it’s referred to as a “buzzword” or even a “trend” – but for those us at PointRight it’s much more. … Continue reading 2016 AHCA/NCAL Quality Award Recipients: Congratulations to our Clients!

It Looks Like We Made It…Right? Reflecting on the Road to PBJ

Q&A Special Feature with Larry Florio, Director of Post-Acute & Senior Living, Kronos INTRODUCTION Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, our industry has experienced a tremendous influx of new policies and regulations, all with the goal of shifting the delivery of care from volume to value. One of the most recent … Continue reading It Looks Like We Made It…Right? Reflecting on the Road to PBJ

Politics and the Post-Acute Landscape: After the Screaming Stops

Authored by: Barry Fogel, MD, MBA, Founder & Executive Vice President, PointRight Inc. Election year 2016 has been remarkable so far for a high level of conflict between Presidential candidates as well as political parties. Lost in the stump speeches and debates about national security and economic issues are subjects of great concern to our … Continue reading Politics and the Post-Acute Landscape: After the Screaming Stops