As part of National Nurses Week, Post-Acute Advisor reached out to our readers with a few questions about staff morale, how organizations can help strengthen nursing’s role in overall quality and care, along with what issues organizations should focus on moving forward beyond COVID-19. Highlights include improvements in overall organization morale; the need for a […]
More than one-third, 34%, of nurses said they likely will quit their job by the end of 2022, citing burnout and a high-stress working environment as the primary reason, according to Nursing in the Time of COVID-19. Not all are leaving nursing, altogether. Some 40% plan to pursue a nursing role elsewhere, as reported by […]
CMS is reminding providers that Medicare covers skilled nursing care and skilled therapy services under the home health benefit when a beneficiary needs skilled care to maintain function or to prevent or slow decline. The reminder was included in the weekly MLN Connects newsletter on Dec. 2, 2021. To qualify for skilled care, the beneficiary […]
According to the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service, which publishes nine annual compensation reports and conducts custom marketplace studies for clients, has recently released a report showing that hospice nurses receive a higher hourly and visit rate than home health nurses. The study, “2016-2017 Hospice Salary & Benefits Report,” found that the national 50th percentile […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a memorandum on October 21, 2016, regarding the impact of the nursing shortage on hospice care. The memorandum states that the period of time has been extended for a hospice agency to elect an exemption to allow for contracting nurses pursuant to “extraordinary circumstance” as noted […]
The American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators (AANAC) is launching a new association for nurses in long-term and post-acute care, according to Long-Term Living. The association will be called the American Association of Directors of Nursing Services, or AADNS. After holding multiple nurse leadership summits, the association determined that there were unique and specific challenges […]
On August 31, the American Nurses Association issued a press release announcing its updated position statement on workplace bullying and violence, stating that the “nursing profession will no longer tolerate violence of any kind from any source.” Among the interventions recommended as “primary prevention” is the HCPro classic work by Kathleen Bartholomew, Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility, […]
Regulatory Specialist Diane Brown answers whether a resident qualifies for another 100 Medicare benefit days after exhausting the first 100 benefit days.