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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
Returning from an early morning walk down to the harbor of this sleepy Cape Cod town, it’s hard not to feel hopeful. My geriatric pups Melvin and Theodore couldn’t get enough of the sea smells and feel of the sand under their little Shih Tzu paws. This distinct sense of hope has carried over from … Continue reading All the data points to … you tell me
Grandma sure liked her bingo. She excelled at bingo and most card games. Even in games that seemed to involve no skill at all, Grandma almost always emerged the winner. Seeing her in action during bingo or a card game was my joy — and watching my bingo card and helping me improve my hand, … Continue reading Bingo: The road to ruins or the road to riches?