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MDS Coordinators and Informatics: Own Your Expertise

By Jennifer Gross, BSN, RN-BC, RAC-CT The minimum data set (MDS) coordinator is a key player in a skilled nursing facility’s (SNF’s) team. More formally known as registered nurse assessment coordinators (RNACs), they run the show for collecting assessment data on all the residents in the SNF, ensuring that these data elements are encoded in … Continue reading MDS Coordinators and Informatics: Own Your Expertise

Solid Partnerships Result in Smarter Networks

by Pam Kaiser Hospitals and accountable care organizations must perfect the art of partnering with “next care” providers to help improve quality outcomes. “Continuous improvement” is the mantra for hospitals looking for the next best approach for improving patient care. Among all improvement goals, readmissions or rehospitalizations are always in the spotlight because transferring patients … Continue reading Solid Partnerships Result in Smarter Networks

Tech-policy junction

The government has long agreed that interoperability is beneficial to providers. But some in long-term care are unaware of some significant changes that Congress and other agencies have made to promote the electronic exchange of data. This includes the June debut of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Data Element Library (DEL), which standardizes … Continue reading Tech-policy junction

Reducing Readmissions Using Key Metrics of Skilled Nursing Partners

Health care organizations must consider relevant structure, process and outcome measures − and not just CMS ratings or geography − before selecting post-acute care facilities. Reducing readmissions is a primary goal for hospitals and accountable care organizations. The good news is readmission rates are improving. Yet, these figures do not tell the entire story.  Embedded … Continue reading Reducing Readmissions Using Key Metrics of Skilled Nursing Partners