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Spending 20 as a principal in an analytics company, you might think I contemplate predictions in terms of sophisticated statistical models, but this isn’t the case. Instead, I lean on my clinical and overall industry knowledge to predict; then, as able, validate well-honed hunches through data analysis. Most often my hunches are right, but sometimes … Continue reading 2019 Predictions from a Cockeyed Optimist
A few weeks back, I attended my high school reunion. I found myself on the dance floor shaking a tail feather with Linda, a friend from 35 years ago who always made me laugh. Time didn’t diminish her sense of humor, but our conversation took a surprising turn when she segued from a quick reminiscence … Continue reading It’s not morbid to talk about death … a lot
It was about an hour after the release of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed rule for FY19, which contained the big Patient-Driven Payment Model reveal, that a wave of bold and somewhat uninformed statements surfaced. It was equal only to the saturation of “PDPM experts” who have seized upon this opportunity. The … Continue reading Cut into some apple pie instead of your MDS staffing budget
Until the early 1500s, virtually everyone held the truth that the Earth was the center of the universe. Then the Polish scientist Nicolaus Copernicus proposed that the planets actually revolve around the sun, a fact that we live by today. In the past, our skilled nursing world has revolved around a sun of its own, … Continue reading Copernicus update! The Earth now revolves around ICD-10 codes
The 2018 Wimbledon Championships concluded July 15 with Novak Djokovic winning the gentlemen’s singles title and Angelique Kerber winning the ladies’ singles title. As rousing as the matches were, my lasting impression was not of these champions, but instead of a ball girl. Being a ball girl or ball boy in tennis, particularly Wimbledon, is … Continue reading Ball girl, stand down!
Many years ago, a compliance officer said to me, “I’m not interested in averages; I want to know about that one facility that’s going to get us into trouble.” While that comment came from a multifacility organization working diligently to avoid a corporate integrity agreement, it has broad relevance from the boardroom to the bedside … Continue reading ‘Love hurts’ and sometimes so do averages