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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?
Old News. On April 27, 2017, CMS released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that solicited comments on potential revisions to the SNF payment system. This system is called RCS-1, which stands for Resident Classification System. This was a bit of a bombshell, but a bombshell that was long foretold (which, therefore, by definition … Continue reading Payment Reform: Ready! Set! Don’t go! No, I mean go!
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?
“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?