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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.
December 2018 marked Five Star’s ten-year “birthday.” When you read its birth certificate, you’ll see its given name is: “Five-Star Quality Rating System,” though interestingly enough, the only direct measures of quality (the CMS quality measures) carry the least weight. Over the last ten years Five-Star has certainly matured considerably and if you believe it … Continue reading Five-Star’s Early Adolescence and the Growing Pains that Go Along with It→
If it seems that hospitals have been focused on readmission rates for years, they have. Starting in fiscal year 2013, hospitals have been penalized for readmission rates for Medicare beneficiaries with certain diagnoses. Those penalties have been increasing with each year until the penalty cap of 3% was reached. Progress has been made, though, with … Continue reading Readmissions, Care Transitions, and Value-based Programs→
Thank you PointRight clients, partners and friends for a great 2018. It’s been quite a year for our industry to say the least. Wild fires in California turned hero care-givers into hero rescuers, CMS’ continued its commitment to value-based reimbursement with the announcement of PDPM and Five Star turned 10. Looking to 2019, PointRight … Continue reading CEO Steven Scott Looks Ahead to 2019 – PDPM & More→
We are celebrating Five-Star’s 10th year birthday this December 2018. Over the last ten years, Five-Star has certainly matured considerably, and if you believe it measures quality, then you also must accept that nursing home quality has also improved. [We at PointRight believe that quality has improved but choose other ways to validate the … Continue reading “Happy Birthday Dear Five-Star, Happy Birthday to You!”→
Today is National Spreadsheet Day. And while that might make you snicker, believe me – others are celebrating in their own unique way. We all use spreadsheets, sometimes daily. However, are you aware that most have errors? One study from Tuck School of Business found that 94% of spreadsheets had errors and that the average cell … Continue reading Moving beyond Spreadsheets on National Spreadsheet Day→
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→