Clinical CareHelping Patients Choose Postacute Facility
While quality data is readily accessible on Medicare.gov, it's still unclear how exactly hospitals can make that information not only...
Clinical CareGrowth Opportunities: How Health Systems Position Themselves Under Pressure
Healthcare providers are doing what they can to prepare for growth despite the industry's challenges.
NursingNurse Staffing at Nursing Homes is Lacking
Nursing homes only met nurse staffing requirements less than 60% of the time, a new analysis finds.
Clinical CareDevelop Home Health Capabilities to Boost Your Hospital's Finances and Quality
Providing home health services helps health systems and hospitals manage patient outcomes after hospital discharge.
Clinical CareIn-Hospital Delirium Predictive of Readmission, Discharge to Postacute Facilities, ER Visits
New research shows that in-hospital delirium patients are vulnerable during the early posthospitalization period.
Clinical CareReduce Hospital Readmissions With Effective SNF-to-Home Transitions
New data shows that patients discharged from a skilled nursing facility to home face the highest risk of readmission in...
Clinical CareBreak the Hospital-SNF-Hospital Cycle at the End of Life
For clinicians, effective communication with patients, families, and colleagues is crucial to achieve optimal care in the final months of...
Clinical Care5 Approaches to Improving Home Care Safety
Several steps are required to accelerate home care safety, including a commitment to self-determination and fostering a safety culture.
Clinical CareIs Your Hospital Discharge Planning Failing Patients?
At the time of hospital discharge, ill-informed patients often face time-pressured decisions to find an appropriate post-acute care provider.
FinanceLong-term Care Hospital Reimbursement Loophole Challenged
A new working paper recommends that long-term care hospitals lose their special reimbursement schedules under Medicare and instead get paid...
Clinical CareBundled Payments Initiative Shows Progress
Two first-year reviews show patient discharges to institutional post-acute care are lower, and hospitals don't appear to be gaming performance...
FinancePost Acute Medical Pays $13.1M to Settle False Claims Charges
The post-acute care provider admitted no wrongdoing, and claimed that 'many' of the allegations 'commenced long before Post Acute acquired...