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“Exceptional SNF” is an actual skilled nursing facility based in Cleveland. Though its name isn’t really Exceptional, so much of what it does really is. Exceptional SNF developed a center of excellence around cardiac rehabilitation. It became a magnet facility by partnering with a prominent cardiology physician group and by adopting the care protocols of … Continue reading Does cognitive impairment contribute to SNF-to-hospital transition?
It’s a loaded question: How good does your data need to be? If we’re honest with ourselves, we must admit that we’re not perfect. Nor are the systems we create to help minimize error perfect; therefore, how could our data be? Technology dramatically helps us improve the quality of our data, but there are no … Continue reading How good does your data need to be?
Somewhere between basking in the joy of a meaningful Thanksgiving Day celebration and contemplating the merits of an elasticized waistband for the holidays, you read the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services memo (Ref: S&C 18-04-NH) regarding changes to the survey process, Nursing Home Compare and Five-Star. The day after Thanksgiving, CMS further defined its … Continue reading Five-Star is Anything but Frozen
Do value-based purchasing (VBP) programs work? The concept of paying for “quality not quantity,” or “value-based” not “volume-based,” care has made it into the rhetoric from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, to the water cooler at work. Clinicians get a warm fuzzy feeling, as … Continue reading Sometimes a carrot is really a stick…but sometimes it’s 24-karat gold!
Jennifer Gross, BSN, RN-BC, RAC-CT, fascinates me. She describes taking a scenic route to completing her BSN — first completing a B.A. in psychology before returning to nursing school. Jen occasionally butters me up by reminding me that I provided her first MDS class “back in the day,” but she has long surpassed my MDS … Continue reading A natural evolution of the MDS coordinator: Nurse Informaticist
I rinse out my used plastic bags. Maybe not all the time, but often … Over the weekend, when I found myself carefully examining my Ziploc, it seemed a quick rinse and an inside-out rest on my drying rack would return it to a usable state. It’s not that I’m all that “green.” I do … Continue reading I rinse out my plastic bags