Tag: care planning

CMS reminding hospice providers to address deficiencies in quality of care

CMS has created a fact sheet to show hospice providers how to create an effective plan of care. The agency notes an Office of Inspector General (OIG) report in 2019 found most hospices have at least one deficiency when it comes to their quality of care. The fact sheet is expected to help hospice providers […]

Understanding the evolution of care planning sets the stage for improvement

Editor’s note: This post is an excerpt taken from HCPro’s popular title, MDS Care Plans: A Person-Centered Interdisciplinary Approach to Care by Debbie Ohl, RN, M.Msc, PhD. Looking back in time can help us understand the significance of care planning. Federal involvement in nursing homes began with the passage of the Social Security Act in […]

2017 Resolutions: What to prioritize in the ever-evolving postacute landscape

By Reg Hislop With a new year upon us and (perhaps) the most amount of free-flowing health policy changes happening or about to happen in decades, it seems appropriate to create some simple resolutions for the year ahead. Similar to the personal resolutions most people make (get healthy, lose weight, clean closets, etc.), the following […]

Ask the expert: Care plan meetings

Diane Brown is a long-term care regulatory specialist and lead educator for HCPro’s Medicare Boot Camp-Long-Term Care Version. In this Q&A with Diane, she answers a question about care planning meetings.

Ask the expert: Care plans

Q: We are having a large debate about care planning in our facility. Some people believe the basis of the care plan is to identify the resident’s care problems and plan actions, implement steps to care for those problems, and establish assessment dates, and then put MDS into the care plan. On the other side […]