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  Tube feeding and oral care
Joint Commission urges enforcement of oral care policies The Joint Commission is p
JANUARY 31, 2017
Quick, cheap, and effective: Oral care makes serious dent in hospital-acquired pneumonia
Last Thursday, counsel for the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and
Oral nutritional supplements may be key to preventing disease-related malnutrition, particularly
JANUARY 15, 2016
  CMS launches three new policies, continuing the shift to value-based care
DECEMBER 22, 2016
First and foremost, a policy and a procedure are two entirely different animals. A policy is defi
The government should adjust Medicare payment policies to better support the type of
For patients with severe, disabling rheumatoid arthritis (RA), oral methotrexate is often the pre
DECEMBER 30, 2015
 More than 88% of aesthetic physicians are concerned about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
APRIL 15, 2015
The aide must perform tasks, such as bathing, transferring, and oral hygiene, on a patient or a p
White paper excerpt Check medical staff policy for diagn
  Transitions of care: What’s your policy?
FEBRUARY 1, 2014
As our industry rapidly changes, so too must our patient-care policies, standards, and practices.
APRIL 2, 2014
The policies and administrative practices of the agency are reviewed to determine the extent to w
by Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT   As the long-term care industr
OCTOBER 14, 2015
At its recent annual meeting, the American Medical Association (AMA) passed a new policy that wil
JUNE 12, 2015
Implementing a mandatory flu shot policy: What every employer should know
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Long-Term Care Initiative outlines t
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
A Tennessee hospital is the latest to experiment with an open visitation policy for its patients,
JULY 29, 2015
Do not get carried away with policies. You do not need a policy for every single thing you do. Yo
by: Kirsten Dize Adding GG0130 (Self-care) and GG0170 (Mobility) to the lis
With no real guidelines for determining postacute care for patients, it’s up to hospitals t
JANUARY 26, 2016
“The sorrow hung like a millstone around my neck, but I laid it aside to care for the other
  2017 SNF Policy Timeline
The Joint Commission has revised its policy for inclusion of physician practices in hospital and
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
A sample tip sheet in our policies-and-fo
MAY 21, 2014
AHA posts letter on 2-midnight policy and potential short-stay payment solutions&nb
Fifty-five percent of physician leaders believe the Affordable Care Act has more good in it than
AUGUST 6, 2015
Caring for behavioral health patients is a major challenge for nurse leaders. When it escalates t
DECEMBER 21, 2016
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), CMS has been slowly making its transition awa
JULY 8, 2015
Emergency care in the United States is just barely getting a passing grade, according to a
APRIL 10, 2014
Nurses working in acute-care settings are all too familiar with alarm fatigue, which occurs when
JUNE 7, 2018
Self-care data suggests that patient engagement and motivation are critical ingredients for effec
Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) may be struggling to form due to systems interoperability,
JANUARY 22, 2016
Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) may be struggling to form due to systems interoperability,
JANUARY 22, 2016
The Joint Commission (TJC) includes a requirement under the Provision of Care, Treatment and Service
  Proposed fiscal year 2017 payment and policy changes for Medicare announced
APRIL 22, 2016
  Do you have an insurance verification policy in place?
MARCH 31, 2017
  CMS proposes Medicare Advantage and Part D payment and policy updates
FEBRUARY 2, 2018
  New CMS policy could change inpatient rehab denial trend
  Billers instructed to review CMS updates to Medicare policy manuals
MARCH 23, 2018
  What should your policy for coding compliance and ethics include?
Schedule regular maintenance of blanket warmers, update related policies, and ensure that nurses
AUGUST 24, 2017
A former employee of Portland, Oregon-based Northwest Primary Care (NWPC) allegedly stole the per
On February 1, 2018, CMS proposed new Medicare Advantage and Part D payment and policy updates to
During the 2014 AMA Interim Meeting this week, physicians voted to update the AMA’s policy
The Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act was introduce
The healthcare industry by definition exists to care for the health of each individual. But how w
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
Often policies are written very well. The issue is the implementation of the policies an
One of our nurses asked us what her legal risks are if something goes wrong when caring f
Privacy Policy synopsis.
CMS solidifies a fix to the COT OMRA policy in 2015 final rule
NOVEMBER 1, 2014
Facilities have until July to update their policies The Joint Commission
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
Most hospital policies regard the autopsy as dead since the mid-1970s, when The Joint Commission
New Bill Would Expand Insurance for Home Care   A bill intro
Last week, CMS proposed a new rule intended to boost the success of Accountable Care Organiz
In recent years, healthcare officials have been striving to improve care coordination, which can
JANUARY 5, 2016
The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing announced October 10 that it unintent
Hospice service usage tends to be more intensive at the beginning and end of care episodes, accor
Hospice service usage tends to be more intensive at the beginning and end of care episodes, accor
Book excerpt Credentialing policies regarding aging pract
AHA posts letter on 2-midnight policy and potential short-stay payment solutions On Februa
Two-midnight policy and potential short stay payment solutions  
A policy that would require physicians in Manitoba set up an on-call system for patient calls a
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
  Research shows that a tired workforce leads to poor patient care, although many fa
JULY 9, 2014
JULY 15, 2015
Physician assistants (PA) make up 10% of the primary care workforce and 9% of clinicians in comm
Experts say that revamping insufficient care practices will become increasingly urg
by Josh Poltilove and A.J. Plunkett Review emergency preparedness policies and pro
Policies to improve cooperation between law enforcement and healthcare organizations H
MARCH 1, 2018
Nursing homes and personal care facilities are considered to have one of the
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
HIM Samp
APRIL 30, 2014
Sample operative reports in policies-and-form
JUNE 11, 2014
ICD-10-CM training quiz in policies-and-fo
MARCH 18, 2015
The CDI department should have its own set of policies and procedures to govern its functions.
You ask: Is the board responsible to sign off on all policies? My agency dissolved its PAC a
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DECEMBER 1, 2009
 Some example of areas that an agency’s personnel policies should address are:
The Joint Commission has revised their policies regarding facilities that no longer provide servi
JUNE 3, 2015
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Long-Term Care Quality Measure: A Guide
Study: Physicians opt for less aggressive care before death  
Home care study shows checklist possible aid in providing attention to condition changes
The State Operations Manual, under Standard Plan of Care, G161, states the following:
Because there is no requirement to conduct case conferences, agency policy should provide
Review your policies and procedures for treating suicidal patients in general acute inpatient and
JANUARY 1, 2018
Infection control (IC) policies in the ICU vary widely from hospital to hospital, a new study sho
AUGUST 27, 2014
Infection control (IC) policies in the ICU vary widely from hospital to hospital, a new study sho
A hospital in Massachusetts unveiled changes last week to the security policies and procedures in
OCTOBER 5, 2017
By Joan Monchak Lorenz, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC Nursing is known as the caring profes
FEBRUARY 22, 2018
Q&A: Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics Editor's
JANUARY 1, 2015
This is an excerpt from HCPro's new title, care-q
FEBRUARY 2, 2018
 CDC looks at the current state of the long-term care industry
Review your policies and procedures for treating suicidal patients in general acute inpatient and
DECEMBER 1, 2017
For HIPAA covered entities (CE) that maintain poor policies and procedures related to HIPAA compl
FEBRUARY 8, 2019
Caring for residents with diabetes Caring for residents with diabetes
JANUARY 1, 2011
How do we go about an admission that was visited only by a nurse during start of care the
Match quality of care with respect when treating LGBTQ patients 
Q: Over holiday, we received written hospice referral from a physician. Start of care (SO
MARCH 19, 2014
A sample tip sheet in our policies-and-fo
MAY 7, 2014
JUNE 25, 2014
Sample case studies in policies-and-forms"
AUGUST 6, 2014
AUGUST 20, 2014
  Crossword puzzle in policies-and
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
OCTOBER 8, 2014
OCTOBER 29, 2014
JULY 30, 2014
Documentation example in policies-and-form
MARCH 4, 2015
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
ICD-10-CM case study in policies-and-forms
MAY 27, 2015
ICD-10-CM training tool in policies-and-fo
JUNE 10, 2015
Anemia case examples in policies-and-forms
JUNE 24, 2015
On July 29, CMS issued a final rule (CMS-1645-F) outlining FY 2017 Medicare payment policies and
AUGUST 5, 2016
  Amputation care
  Caring for Bedbound Residents
AUGUST 1, 2015
Coding ultrasound procedures in policies-and-form
JULY 22, 2015
You should have a policy in place that describes things like a bag barrier and how to clean your
Clarification to Pub. 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual Regarding Antigens
The sponsoring institution and every program within it should also have a selection policy. The p
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
An ICD-10-PCS training tool in our polici
AUGUST 13, 2014
If your hospital is like many out there, you might think you have a pretty solid smoking policy i
JUNE 11, 2015
The Joint Commission has reversed its position on the use of text messaging to send patient care
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Make sure your staff knows and implements your policy on continuous observation of suicidal pati
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
by Josh Poltilove The big buzz at the National Association for Home Care & Hos
By Steven Andrews   Most policies in the OPPS final rule are not e
CMS continued its focus on improving the quality of patient care in the
OCTOBER 7, 2015
To keep themselves as closely aligned with CMS as possible, HFAP has updated their Acute Care Man
AUGUST 1, 2018
To keep themselves as closely aligned with CMS as possible, HFAP has updated their Acute Care
Alzheimer's disease and dementia care Alzheimer's disease and dementia care
Caring for the Alzheimer’s resident Caring for the Alzheimer's resident
MAY 28, 2014
Activities of daily living (often called ADLs) are basic self-care activities that are considered
JANUARY 26, 2018
  Care Plans and Medicare Payments: Why care plans must move toward functionality
  Affordable Care Act payment model continues to improve care, lower costs
AUGUST 12, 2016
  Physicians and health care providers continue to improve quality of care, lower costs
AUGUST 26, 2016
  Transforming Health Care Delivery through the CMS Innovation Center: Better Care, Healthier P
MARCH 10, 2017
  End-of-life care
OCTOBER 1, 2011
  Caring for hearing- and vision-impaired residents
  Medicare Managed Care Appeals & Grievances
Regulatory agencies encourage hospitals to rethink security and safety policies about dangerous
APRIL 28, 2017
Assess all patient care areas in behavioral health units and psychiatric hospitals for possible l
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Agencies should review and update their employment and disciplinary policies now that the
AMA House of Delegates (HOD) recently adopted a new policy supporting expansion of the Public Ser
JUNE 16, 2017
by Josh Poltilove A new change request from CMS implements the policies of the
Even organizations with sound policies, procedures, training, and safeguards can experience a bre
CMS pilots focused surveys to assess dementia care, MDS accuracy
NOVEMBER 13, 2013
  A new query in our policies-
MARCH 25, 2015
AUGUST 12, 2015
AUGUST 26, 2015
Best care practices and approaches Analyzing and using QM dat
JANUARY 25, 2019
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
In what came as no surprise, the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE)’s 2018
APRIL 1, 2019
Affordable Care Act Accountable Care Organization initiatives put patients at the center of thei
AUGUST 26, 2016
by Josh Poltilove Use CMS’ new GG self-care and mobility activity decision
Can the plan of care serve as a way to document medications?  
Caring for the obese patient requires many special considerations. A combination of physical and
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
MARCH 26, 2014
A sample query in our policies-and-forms"
APRIL 9, 2014
APRIL 23, 2014
JUNE 4, 2014
JUNE 18, 2014
JULY 9, 2014
An ICD-10-CM training quiz in our policie
JULY 16, 2014
OCTOBER 1, 2014
OCTOBER 22, 2014
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
AUGUST 27, 2014
A new query in our policies-and-forms"
APRIL 22, 2015
A new query in our policies-and-forms"
APRIL 8, 2015
MARCH 11, 2015
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
A new query in our policies-and-forms"
MAY 6, 2015
A new query in our policies-and-forms"
JUNE 3, 2015
JUNE 17, 2015
OCTOBER 8, 2014
Terms of use synopsis
Cover your regulatory bases to provide mental health and substance abuse care
JANUARY 3, 2017
Fill in the blank: Each patient should have a written plan of care that has and
OCTOBER 28, 2014
Clarification to Medicare Benefit Policy Manual regarding antigens and deletion of Sect
In a recent interview, Sue Bowman, AHIMA senior director of coding policy and compliance, and R
Thanks to a January rule change, if a Joint Commission surveyor sees anyone who directly cares fo
APRIL 1, 2018
  Restorative care for residents after hip surgery
OCTOBER 1, 2014
  CMS proposes major revision to regulations for long-term care
  With the release of therapy utilization data, SNFs must prioritize individualized care
  The IMPACT Act and Care Plans: How they intersect
  Post-Acute Care Has a Quality Management Problem
  A unified PPS for postacute care gets closer
  Electronic health care transactions can save time and money
NOVEMBER 4, 2016
  Care plans: How they affect compliance and reimbursement across the entire facility
OCTOBER 21, 2016
  Understanding and Promoting the Value of Chronic Care Management Services
JANUARY 27, 2017
  Navigating Medicare Advantage: MAOs and Protecting Reimbursement in Long-Term Care
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
  Advancing care coordination through episode payment models final rule
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
  Defining maintenance therapy: A proactive approach to quality care
  IMPACT Act, VBP, care coordination, and the SNF landscape
APRIL 28, 2017
  In long-term care credentialing, be rigorous yet realistic
OCTOBER 20, 2017
  Ethical principles for long-term care billers
  Optimizing Managed Care Partnerships to Maximize Clinical Outcomes
MARCH 16, 2018
  Care plans: How they affect compliance and reimbursement across the entire facility
MARCH 23, 2018
  Should traditional Medicare cover chronic care?
  Resident-centered care in a data- and payment-driven industry
As an HHA staffer or nurse, you care for people in vital ways—bathing, grooming, feeding, a
Healthcare delivery has shifted in recent decades away from inpatient hospital care to a number o
Changing How We Care Plan webcast will be presented on: Tuesday, May 3, 2016. 1:00–2:30 p.m
MARCH 18, 2016
Since its initial inception as part of Section 6106 of the Affordable Care Act, the payroll-based
JULY 23, 2014
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
New sample query forms in our policies-a
JULY 15, 2015
The growth of managed care continues to grow due to the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable C
OCTOBER 24, 2014
Humana says its data shows that accountable care is making a difference for Medicare Advantage be
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
M2200 asks about the number of visits on the plan of care, which reflects physician orders. This
M2200 asks about the number of visits on the plan of care, which reflects physician orders. This
CMS recently reversed long-standing policy for billing inpatient-only procedures, providing hospi
Effective July 1, 2016, ACDIS will institute a policy and penalty fee for late Certified Clinic
JANUARY 1, 2019
Albert Wu, MD, MPH, professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins School of Publ
Copyright statement
Patients of the Medicare-certified agency who are under the care of a physician and receiving hom
Care transitions have been a vital part of patient safety since the specialized discipline came t
APRIL 21, 2015
Although it plays an important role in care planning, delivery, and coordination, the care plan f
According to a press release from February 25, 2015, members of the American Health Care A
Unfortunately, one of the most commonly cited deficiencies in home health care is the failure to
An increased focus on value-based care is creating new jobs within hospitals, according to a repo
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
When many people think of palliative care they think of care designed to increase comfort at th
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
Can you explain the difference of how the HHRG treats wound care between nurses and thera
  25-year-old long-term care CoPs to get face-lift
OCTOBER 2, 2015
  Dementia Care Added to Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model
DECEMBER 22, 2016
  Obstructing audits could lead to Medicare exclusion for long-term care facilities
MARCH 17, 2017
  De-stressing distressed long-term care facilities: Challenges they currently face and solutio
  CMS Special Open Door Forum: The IMPACT Act and Improving Care Coordination
  Want to learn more about the Billers’ Association for Long-Term Care?
NOVEMBER 10, 2017
  MedPAC advises CMS to establish payment equity between postacute care settings
APRIL 20, 2018
  Have you heard about our new Long-Term Care Advisory Services?
MARCH 23, 2018
  Calling all experts! Get involved in educating other long-term care professionals.
APRIL 27, 2018
  Managed care admissions: Bridging the communication gap between admissions and the business o
  Emphasis on shorter lengths of stay may cause identity crisis among long-term care facilities
AUGUST 3, 2018
Got gaps along your care continuum that you’re looking to fill? Not sure?
AUGUST 11, 2015
Payment for advance-care planning may be on the horizon. A group of providers recently recommende
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
The path to good care and patient satisfaction may come from ensuring patient involvement. Expert
DECEMBER 8, 2015
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that home health care will be fastest growing indus
MARCH 9, 2017
CMS refined and updated its Comprehensive APC policy in the
Name key elements that should be the basis for the “written” plan of care.
AUGUST 26, 2014
“Policymakers must ensure that payment or policy changes to GME do not upend a world-class
JUNE 19, 2015
Review agency policies and procedures around infection control and update them. D
“[Medicare for All policies would] surely jeopardize the relationship people have with the
APRIL 17, 2019
An American Hospital Association task force is hoping to help improve access to care for patients
AUGUST 25, 2015
Today, hospitals are paying more attention than ever to post-acute care, thanks to readmission pe
JANUARY 12, 2016
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
APRIL 22, 2016
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
APRIL 29, 2016
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
A new study finds that patients diagnosed with depression often rely on their primary care physic
A one-size-fits-all approach to case management and patient care can be detrimental to patients a
OCTOBER 19, 2017
A recent study published in Health Affairs found that when physician practices have care-manageme
MARCH 31, 2016
Hospitals under fire to review and revamp their policies and procedures in the wake of dangers fa
DECEMBER 22, 2016
CMS recently clarified policy on acceptable control materials for lab testing. While not changing
APRIL 26, 2016
The American Medical Association policy on moonlighting (when a resident works as an independent
FEBRUARY 20, 2019
Albert Wu, MD, MPH, professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins School of Publ
SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
Match data for 2014 show a modest increase in the primary care physician workforce, but the incr
CMS reports that between 2012 and 2015, accountable care orga
AUGUST 30, 2016
Involving patients in their care isn’t just polite, it’s a CMS requirement. Condition
FEBRUARY 22, 2018
by: Kirsten Dize Update policies and procedures to spell out your processes if y
If therapy completes an evaluation after the nurse does the start of care and the therapy