Get to Know a PAC Nurse Coach: Tim Get to Know a PAC Nurse Coach: Tim

Get to Know a PAC Nurse Coach: Tim

Get to know Tim Wright and how his role as a nurse coach supports the transition home for…

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Transitioning Members from Hospital To Home Sooner Transitioning Members from Hospital To Home Sooner

Transitioning Members from Hospital To Home Sooner

For older adults, inpatient hospital stays are costly, representing nearly one-fifth of all Medicare payments. 1 In 2019,…

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Managing the Length of Stay at SNFs Managing the Length of Stay at SNFs

Managing the Length of Stay at SNFs

In the U.S., Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) provide care for patients who need medical, nursing, or rehabilitative services…

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Overcoming the Staffing Shortage Impact to Post Acute Care Overcoming the Staffing Shortage Impact to Post Acute Care

Overcoming the Staffing Shortage Impact to Post Acute Care

As a result of economic downturns, aging, and chronic disease populations, and nurse attrition1, healthcare staffing shortages in…

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PDGM/PDPM Payment Models: The Impact on Home Health PDGM/PDPM Payment Models: The Impact on Home Health

PDGM/PDPM Payment Models: The Impact on Home Health

Described as the biggest Medicare reimbursement overhaul in 20 years, the recent changes to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) payment models have caused a lot of buzz. The reason for all the hype is the transition towards a more value-based system and away from the fee-for-service status quo. The intent behind these administrative changes, commonly known as the Patient-Driven Payments Model (PDPM) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) for home health care, is to improve the quality of patient care, promote the overall health and wellbeing of the Medicare Advantage population, and lower healthcare costs.

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Post-Acute Care Needs of Medicaid Patients Post-Acute Care Needs of Medicaid Patients

Post-Acute Care Needs of Medicaid Patients

After discharge from an acute care facility, patients covered by Medicaid and those covered by commercial insurance tend to have different requirements in several subtle, yet important ways.

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Non-Verbal Communication in a Post-Acute Care Environment Non-Verbal Communication in a Post-Acute Care Environment

Non-Verbal Communication in a Post-Acute Care Environment

When it comes to healthcare, proper attunement to and interpretation of patients’ non-verbal communication is particularly important.

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How to Get Out of the Hospital How to Get Out of the Hospital

How to Get Out of the Hospital

For many people who have been in the hospital for an illness or surgery, the best part of the experience is leaving the hospital. But leaving a hospital is not always simple and straightforward..

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Drive Down Post-Acute Care Costs and Lower Medicare Bids

In this webinar, CareCentrix experts discuss the 3 key areas that can drive down post-acute care costs and lower Medicare bids.

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Why Most Patients Leave a SNF After 20 Days Why Most Patients Leave a SNF After 20 Days

Why Most Patients Leave a SNF After 20 Days

The best way to lower total medical costs today is to leverage the home as an integral part of a post-acute care plan.

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How to Measure Quality in Post-Acute Care How to Measure Quality in Post-Acute Care

How to Measure Quality in Post-Acute Care

The mere act of paying attention to outcomes may help improve outcomes that the IMPACT Act was not designed to measure, such as quality-of-life measurements, possibly even longevity.

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PAC Site Neutral Payments – Good, But No Silver Bullet PAC Site Neutral Payments – Good, But No Silver Bullet

PAC Site Neutral Payments – Good, But No Silver Bullet

Until acute care and post acute care services are aligned in an episode based payment model, the full value of PAC management will not be achieved.

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