Everybody is going gaga over social media and, I have to admit, I am very involved. But, as I told attendees at the Cleveland Clinic Patient Summit, using the social media in healthcare is drastically different than other industries. How can you put it to use at your facility?
A nutritional cocktail, called Souvenaid, is believed to help restore the synapses (the junctions between neurons or between a neuron and muscle) in a person’s brain.
Q: If a patient is discharged to a behavior management unit that is hospital-based, is this considered acute care and can she be brought back in on Medicare Part A? A: Yes, if the unit is under hospital licensure.
Regulatory Specialist Diane Brown answers a visitor’s question about care plan session attendance and coding Section O.
In the glory days of managed care, capitation was the buzz word. Receive a certain amount per person per month to take care of a population. Do it well and you make a profit. Eat up health resources and you lose money.
I want to alert MDSCentral readers to an interesting conversation about the MDS 3.0 and the Assessment Reference Date (ARD) that’s been happening in the Ask Diane section.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should openly urge Congress to change the way therapy services are reimbursed, The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA) stated in recent written comments to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner. AHCA pressed for three changes in particular, including: Repealing arbitrary Part B therapy caps that limit […]
B-Shoe Technologies based in Haifa, Israel is currently working on a product that, if successful, is expected to reduce falls in seniors: A shoe that can sense and automatically correct imbalance in every step. The model uses a system similar to a mini treadmill, coupled with a pressure sensor, a microprocessor, a motion device, and […]
A December 2015 Health Affairs study of skilled nursing facilities form 2001 through 2011 found that while all facilities rose in RN staffing levels, RN and CAN hours per resident day were significantly lower in facilities with high concentration of racial and ethnic minorities. They study noted that facilities serving a higher population of minorities […]
On January 14, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) replaced Transmittal 176 with Transmittal 179 to correct an error in Chapter 8, Section 188.8.131.52.