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How will PBJ impact Five-Star staffing? Would you like one lump or two?

We don’t know when, and we don’t know how, but when Payroll-Based Journal staffing data replaces the data currently being captured from CMS Form 671 for calculating Five-Star staffing, we are likely going to take several lumps. Skilled nursing providers have been submitting PBJ data since mandated as of July 2016 and today 92% are … Continue reading How will PBJ impact Five-Star staffing? Would you like one lump or two?

Does cognitive impairment contribute to SNF-to-hospital transition?

“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?

Sometimes a carrot is really a stick…but sometimes it’s 24-karat gold!

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!