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.
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→
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→