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When many people think of palliative care they think of care designed to increase comfort at th
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
by: Tami Swartz   A short but intense stay on the routine home care level of
According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, hospice organizations should
Bariatric care Bariatric care
Cancer Care Cancer Care
DECEMBER 1, 2009
Caring for residents with diabetes Caring for residents with diabetes
JANUARY 1, 2011
  Amputation care
  Caring for Bedbound Residents
AUGUST 1, 2015
Alzheimer's disease and dementia care Alzheimer's disease and dementia care
Caring for the Alzheimer’s resident Caring for the Alzheimer's resident
  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
  Tube feeding and oral care
Affordable Care Act Accountable Care Organization initiatives put patients at the center of thei
AUGUST 26, 2016
Can the plan of care serve as a way to document medications?  
Fill in the blank: Each patient should have a written plan of care that has and
OCTOBER 28, 2014
  Restorative care for residents after hip surgery
OCTOBER 1, 2014
  CMS proposes major revision to regulations for long-term care
  How do we meet the level of care requirement?
  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
SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
  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
  Advancing care coordination through episode payment models final rule
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
  Navigating Medicare Advantage: MAOs and Protecting Reimbursement in Long-Term Care
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
  IMPACT Act, VBP, care coordination, and the SNF landscape
APRIL 28, 2017
  Defining maintenance therapy: A proactive approach to quality care
  In long-term care credentialing, be rigorous yet realistic
OCTOBER 20, 2017
  Ethical principles for long-term care billers
Changing How We Care Plan webcast will be presented on: Tuesday, May 3, 2016. 1:00–2:30 p.
Changing How We Care Plan webcast will be presented on: Tuesday, May 3, 2016. 1:00–2:30 p.m
MARCH 18, 2016
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
Computerized care plans, now used almost universally, are geared to address and satisfy regulator
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
  Upcoming Medicare Boot Camp- Long-Term Care Version in Minneapolis, MN, August 17th-20th
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
  CMS launches three new policies, continuing the shift to value-based care
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
SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
  Want to learn more about the Billers’ Association for Long-Term Care?
NOVEMBER 10, 2017
Payment for advance-care planning may be on the horizon. A group of providers recently recommende
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that home health care will be fastest growing indus
HCPro, Inc. has continued its expansion into the long-term care education and information deliver
NOVEMBER 7, 2006
Name key elements that should be the basis for the “written” plan of care.
AUGUST 26, 2014
An American Hospital Association task force is hoping to help improve access to care for patients
AUGUST 25, 2015
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
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
APRIL 22, 2016
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
A patient’s plan of care is like a road map. It provides instructions and directions on ite
The nation’s largest healthcare buyers—Medi-care, state Medicaid programs, large empl
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
If therapy completes an evaluation after the nurse does the start of care and the therapy
Surveyors will scrutinize dementia care and Minimum Data Set coding in an upcoming pilot p
APRIL 25, 2014
Federal lawmakers have introduced a bill designed to improve coordination of care and serv
A bill introduced in the House of Representatives would target improved care coordination
AUGUST 1, 2014
This locator applies only if verbal orders are involved in the start of care process. It w
Hospital-owned urgent care centers are subject to modifier -PO (services, procedures and/or surge
A recent (March 10) study published in the American Journal of Managed Care reports that the use
The patient care plan (485) is not a stand-alone documentation system; it is the legal record of
The Quality of Patient Care Star Rating methodology includes nine of the 24 currently reported pr
The Joint Commission revised the rationale to Provision of Care standard PC.01.02.07, which discu
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
The Joint Commission extended the mandatory reporting of the Perinatal Care (PC) performance meas
JUNE 30, 2015
Medicare doesn’t differentiate between skilled and unskilled personal care because there is
Can we provide two home health aides to provide care for a quadriplegic patient?
Yes. Maintaining, cleaning, and caring for the assistive device can be done by the home health a
A 2016 study outlines what makes the perfect critical care nurse, from those who know best: criti
MARCH 3, 2016
The next CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum scheduled for:
The Independence at Home Demonstration, which is affiliated with the Affordable Care Act, is maki
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
To succeed in the transformation to value-based care, John K. Hudson, MD, and hi
Joint Commission urges enforcement of oral care policies The Joint Commission is p
JANUARY 31, 2017
This article has been excerpted from MDS Care Plans: A Person-Centered, Interdisciplinary App
APRIL 11, 2019
Patients eligible for chronic care management services (CPT code 99490) are generally chronically
 A new study suggests that care provided by nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistant
Emergency care in the United States is just barely getting a passing grade, according to a
APRIL 10, 2014
Fill in the blank: Patients are to be informed about unanticipated outcomes of care by
JUNE 10, 2014
Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp The Long-Term Care R
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
The Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC) issued a report stating critical care nurses hav
AUGUST 4, 2016
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), CMS has been slowly making its transition awa
JULY 8, 2015
Research has shown that restrictive diets add little benefit for older adults in long-term care,
AUGUST 29, 2014
Federal officials announced new guidelines October for the protection of hospital workers caring
OCTOBER 22, 2014
Physician outsourcing firm EmCare, a subsidiary of Envision Healthcare, recently announced plans
JUNE 19, 2014
The aide care plan or assignment must provide enough direction so the aide knows exactly what to
Being rude can affect medical performance and patient care, according to a study conducted by Te
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
Rural areas offer the biggest compensation packages for primary care physicians, according to hea
APRIL 14, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear Home Care Association of America v. Weil, which means
U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the Home Health Care Planning
Involving patients in their care isn’t just polite, it’s a CMS requirement. Condition
FEBRUARY 20, 2018
National Nursing Home Week is a time to recognize nursing home staff for their quality of care an
MAY 10, 2010
Q: Some of our care teams are having trouble working together—one of my st
by Megan Herr Agencies should consider implementing a solid wound care program o
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-day course that wi
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
  The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-d
OCTOBER 3, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-d
OCTOBER 9, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-d
OCTOBER 24, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-d
OCTOBER 31, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-d
NOVEMBER 7, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-d
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-d
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-d
DECEMBER 12, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-d
DECEMBER 5, 2014
Today, the National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) 
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-day co
OCTOBER 17, 2014
Coders may report critical care provided in the ED. Critical care is defined as the direct delive
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing pr
MARCH 18, 2016
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
To improve medical outcomes in intensive care units, some hospitals are attempting to make units
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Nurses new to home health struggle with the completion of documentation related to patient care.
 The CoPs make clear that the plan of care will continue to be based on the comprehensive as
An incomplete medical record: demonstrates that care was incomplete
AUGUST 28, 2019
  "As we move into a world where the value of health care services is more im
MARCH 5, 2015
A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Long-Term Care Initiative outlines t
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
Americans deserve a health care system that delivers the right care, at the right time, and at a
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) submitted a written request to the ac
The National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) this on Tuesday announced the appointmen
About 70% of agencies will work to improve performance on acute care hospitalization in 2019, acc
At HCPro, we recognize that long-term care billers are a largely underserved professional populat
JUNE 30, 2015
This article first appeared on care/why-
FEBRUARY 28, 2019
Patient care in the nation’s military hospitals is rife with problems, including a lack of
A second health care worker who cared for an Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital has contracted th
OCTOBER 15, 2014
  In light of allegations of falsified records to cover up delays in care, the Dep
Fifty-five percent of physician leaders believe the Affordable Care Act has more good in it than
AUGUST 6, 2015
On April 1, CMS launched the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR)-- a major step
The next CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum scheduled for
APRIL 29, 2016
Caring for behavioral health patients is a major challenge for nurse leaders. When it escalates t
DECEMBER 21, 2016
You ask: The Acute Care Hospitalization measure is now weighted at 35% in value-based purcha
Earlier this month, the Critical Care Societies Collaborative published a report simultaneously i
JULY 12, 2016
Some of the requirements for home care include: If the patient does in fact leave the hom
1. The plan of care is developed by the clinician and the physician on the first visit an
Q: A long term care resident is discharged to the hospital, returning to the facility skil
MARCH 28, 2014
“Rather than viewing a ‘still image’ of the care experience, organizatio
JANUARY 15, 2015
  “Increasing training slots for primary care specialties may do noth
AUGUST 1, 2014
The Joint Commission extended the mandatory reporting of the Perinatal Care (PC) performance meas
JULY 8, 2015
Patient care permits little room for nurses to be anything but on their toes. And in the event of
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
Did you know? HCPro has created a membership community specifically for long-term care billing p
APRIL 15, 2016
"You need to take care of yourself before you take care of others." -
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
“The more time I spent caring for my patients, the less I cared for myself. I didn’t
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
 The American College of Physicians (ACP) last week debuted a High Value Care Coordination T
APRIL 17, 2014
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), Home Care Association of America, an
The way forward for high-quality and affordable patient care might come from the past.
JUNE 16, 2016
On August 9, CMS posted a fact sheet regarding home-based primary care. Home-based primary care a
Home health patients with chronic, complex conditions present care coordination challenges that a
In Illinois, nurses are joining critical care transport teams to improve patient care and reduce
JANUARY 19, 2017
BY CHRISTOPHER CHENEY, SENIOR CLINICAL CARE EDITOR AT HEALTHLEADERS Mos
APRIL 1, 2019
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
  Transitions of care: What’s your policy?
FEBRUARY 1, 2014
One of our nurses asked us what her legal risks are if something goes wrong when caring f
The measure is derived from the percentage of home health episodes of care during which the SOC/R
This is an excerpt from HCPro's new title, care-q
FEBRUARY 2, 2018
AMDA-Dedicated to Long-Term Care has released final competencies for attending physicians i
OCTOBER 25, 2013
CMS has released a proposal to strengthen the Shared Savings Program for Accountable Care Organiz
The healthcare industry by definition exists to care for the health of each individual. But how w
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
At HCPro, we recognize that long-term care billers are a largely underserved professional
At HCPro, we recognize that long-term care billers are a largely underserved professional popula
  At HCPro, we recognize that long-term care billers are a largely underserved pro
  At HCPro, we recognize that long-term care billers are a largely underserved pro
  At HCPro, we recognize that long-term care billers are a largely underserved pro
HIM and other healthcare professionals looking for best practice tips to improve care for LGTBT i
Ending the year with a jaw-dropping acquisition in the home care industry, health insurer Humana
HCPro, Inc., has expanded into managed care publishing by acquiring National Health Information,
AUGUST 31, 2006
Following the rollout of a successful online consult program for primary care physicians and spec
Cultivating a culture of trauma-informed care Because SNFs are occupied b
DECEMBER 1, 2019
Thank you for being a loyal subscriber to HCPro's Long-Term Care Clinical Pearls. T
In the wake of the scandal earlier this year over delayed access to care, the Department o
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
A study recently published in Academic Medicine found that primary care physicians were mo
JANUARY 8, 2015
A study recently published in Academic Medicine found that primary care physicians were mo
JANUARY 9, 2015
Medicare recently announced the creation of a new accountable care payment model, which asks prov
Immigrant physicians are an underused resource that could provide primary care where it’s
Critical care nurses at 42 hospitals nationwide developed patient care initiatives that substanti
APRIL 21, 2015
In response to the Affordable Care Act’s push for physicians to provide high-value care and
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
Finding that most apps aimed toward clinicians focused on clinical care, a group of students at t
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
Despite concerns that the presence of medical students would slow the pace of care in medical dep
DECEMBER 18, 2015
Patients who live in rural areas are now driving even further for obstetric care as rural hospit
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
To combat physician shortages and a growing number of patients due to the Affordable Care Act, se
MARCH 10, 2016
HCPro is seeking enthusiastic long-term care managers, nurse leaders, and nurse educators to join
CMS aims to develop and implement two Transfer of Health (TOH) Information and Care Preferences q
In your plan of care, include any diagnoses that support therapy services or explain the need for
In its final rule about lessening health care providers’ burden, CMS estimates providers wi
   The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive
MARCH 28, 2014
With the fourth year of open enrollment for Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace health plans
Case managers may not be physicians, but they are integral to the quality of patient care.
Nursing home surveyors should question staff members to ensure that residents' care is ali
DECEMBER 5, 2014
Wound care Q&A in
APRIL 15, 2015
JUSTCODING
The Pioneer Accountable Care Organization model is paying off in savings, according to the Center
The Joint Commission extended the mandatory reporting of the Perinatal Care (PC) performance meas
JULY 8, 2015
HCPro's Medicare Boot Camp®–Long-Term Care Version cover
A Health Affairs report shows that California accountable care organizations are seeing
Pay for chronic care management is more trouble than its worth, say many doctors.
HCPro's Medicare Boot Camp®–Long-Term Care Version cover
Patient care permits little room for nurses to be anything but on their toes. And in the event of
OCTOBER 29, 2015
"Commitment to continuity of care reflects the highest ideals of our profession. The questi
MAY 13, 2016
Quick, cheap, and effective: Oral care makes serious dent in hospital-acquired pneumonia
 "If our patients receive a cancer diagnosis, we need to care for them with a spirit of
FEBRUARY 15, 2019
 CDC looks at the current state of the long-term care industry
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
JUSTCODING
Experts say that revamping insufficient care practices will become increasingly urg
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
New credential enables individuals across the long-term care interdisciplinary team to validat
AUGUST 29, 2011
WESTMED Medical Group, a 260-physician group practice, launched an accountable care organization
NOVEMBER 21, 2013
One California lawmaker hopes to increase the number of primary care residency positions in the s
MARCH 28, 2014
JUNE 11, 2014
JUSTCODING
Despite a recent movement to increase primary care physicians’ ability to identify mental
  Hospitals are making progress in equitable care, according to results of a
JUNE 19, 2014
APRIL 8, 2015
JUSTCODING
Sepsis patients may need improved post-discharge care to keep them from needing a return visit to
Over the years I have written about the changing landscape in post-acute care, princi
Q: If a patient's family member who is not responsible for the patient's care calls to ask h
  The University of Utah Health Care is crediting a program that provides the cost
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
HCPro is looking for long-term care experts to share their insights and contribute to our
OCTOBER 9, 2015
HCPro is looking for long-term care experts to share their insights and contribute to our
OCTOBER 2, 2015
A home health agency depends on its entire care team—aides, nurses, therapists, and social
HCPro is looking for long-term care experts to share their insights and contribute to our growi
OCTOBER 16, 2015
 A home health agency depends on its entire care team—aides, nurses, therapists, and s
HCPro is looking for long-term care experts to share their insights and contribute to our growi
OCTOBER 23, 2015
HCPro is looking for long-term care experts to share their insights and contribute to our growi
OCTOBER 30, 2015
HCPro is looking for long-term care experts to share their insights and contribute to our growi
NOVEMBER 6, 2015
CMS and medical reviewers pay close attention to patterns in care delivery and HHRG data. They ar
This week’s updates include Focused Dementia Care survey tools; a 0.2% reduction in IPP
This week’s updates include Advance Care Planning (ACP) as an optional element of an An
Research published in the journal Health Affairs indicates that accountable care organiz
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
Many hospitals today use a hospitalist role in which an employed physician manages the care for p
If your staff is feeling stressed and burnt-out, check out these tips for teaching self-care from
APRIL 6, 2017
The Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health
In the course of patient care, every patient/family interaction is an opportunity to educate, say
JUNE 15, 2017
Only a select group of 43 agencies that earned 5 stars in quality of care July 12 have remained o
November marks Home Care and Hospice month, according to CMS. Now is the time to ensure your comm
As the U.S. faces a shortage of primary care physicians, researchers set out to determine if medi
JANUARY 19, 2018
By Joan Monchak Lorenz, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC Nursing is known as the caring profes
FEBRUARY 22, 2018
Last Monday, the National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) saw victory when the U.S
While home health may be the most affordable postacute care (PAC) setting, the cost of se
  At HCPro, we recognize that long-term care billers are a largely underserved pro
  At HCPro, we recognize that long-term care billers are a largely underserved pro
  At HCPro, we recognize that long-term care billers are a largely underserved pro
  At HCPro, we recognize that long-term care billers are a largely underserved pro
  At HCPro, we recognize that long-term care billers are a largely underserved pro
  At HCPro, we recognize that long-term care billers are a largely underserved pro
AUGUST 7, 2015
Fourteen payer regions eligible to participate in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) mode
November is National Home Care Month November is home care and h
Medicare and commercial accountable care organization (ACO) models are not created alike.
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Three revisions to The Joint Commission’s Life Safety and Environment of Care chapters will
FEBRUARY 6, 2018
Both a medical necessity and a compliance requirement Involving patients in their care
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
by J’non Griffin Home care providers should weigh options for providing mo
Home care study shows checklist possible aid in providing attention to condition changes
Referring patients to specialists is fairly routine for most primary care practices, but it can b
Caring for residents with dementia can be a difficult task, and while pharmacological approaches
JANUARY 24, 2020
The Long-Term Care Billing Webcast is a 90-minute webcast where expert 
APRIL 25, 2014
Unlike acute care, postacute facilities have always strug-gled to implement electronic health rec
OCTOBER 18, 2019
by Megan Pielmeier Home health and private duty home care agencies should employ
Among ambulatory care facilities, The Joint Commission standard that states an organization gran
APRIL 3, 2014
Primary care physicians (PCP) are in a difficult spot these days. Paid less than specialists, man
Nurse practitioners (NP) will have to wait to gain independence in patient care following Gov. D
Long-term care residents on a fluoroquinolone antibiotic such as Cipro are at an increased
APRIL 25, 2014
NIOSH has released an updated list of patient-care drugs that are hazardous to the healthcare wor
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
Hospitals have improved their processes care and safe practices, but they’ve got much work
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
  Teaching hospitals cannot factor in research that isn’t patient-care relat
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
A study published in CriticalCareNurse found that increased nurse-physician collaboratio
APRIL 14, 2015
A recently published study estimates that primary care residency production must be increa
MARCH 13, 2015
A recently published study estimates that primary care residency production must be increa
MARCH 12, 2015
Researchers find that patients who receive 80% or more of their care from nurses with baccalaurea
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
ICD-10 education and training is now at the forefront for long-term care providers. Attaining th
JANUARY 8, 2016
The Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has released a press release making t
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) urges home health and hospice agencie
Nearly 40% of physicians are reluctant to seek formal medical care for mental health conditions d
OCTOBER 13, 2017
"Most health care systems promote a patient-centered approach, but I think what's lacking is
NOVEMBER 29, 2018
Caring is at the heart of nursing. Indeed, the very act of connecting with another human being wh
OCTOBER 28, 2019
As the transition to ICD-10 nears, it is imperative that long-term care facilities prepare
MARCH 21, 2014
Long-term care professionals might want to opt for non-aspirin pain relievers for resident
  Research shows that a tired workforce leads to poor patient care, although many fa
JULY 9, 2014
“The drive to deliver better coordinated care inevitably leads to greater vertical i
MARCH 12, 2015
Not all of the problems hospitals contend with are related to patient care. Sometimes, staff memb
AM0150 would be answered “2”—Medicare (HMO/managed care/Advantage plan).
A home health agency depends on its entire care team—aides, nurses, therapists, and
A home health agency depends on its entire care team—aides, nurses, therapists, a
A home health agency depends on its entire care team—aides, nurses, therapists,
A home health agency depends on its entire care team—aides, nurses, therapists,
A home health agency depends on its entire care team—aides, nurses, therapists
A home health agency depends on its entire care team—aides, nurses, therapist
A home health agency depends on its entire care team—aides, nurses, therapists, and social
A home health agency depends on its entire care team—aides, nurses, therapists, and social
Today, October 1, 2015, the U.S. health care system moves to the International Classificat
OCTOBER 2, 2015
ICD-10 education and training is now at the forefront for long-term care providers. Attaining th
JANUARY 29, 2016
Integrated delivery networks (IDN), faced with Accountable Care Organization (ACO) arrangements,
JANUARY 29, 2016
“It’s a long drive for prenatal care visits, and if they have a fast labor it could b
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
“Often we don’t pay physicians for the best care they can give.”
APRIL 28, 2016
“Residents can be empowered to improve the quality and value of care. Leaders of healthcar
DECEMBER 2, 2016
“[T]he work environment needs to allow residents to focus on patient care and education, no
JANUARY 20, 2017
While most analysts agree that any substantial changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are unlik
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
A new study by the American Journal of Managed Care finds that Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficia
“If we have a shared vision of what the health care system should look like … it cre
APRIL 28, 2017
You already captured the data. Now use it to make real improvements in your patient care.
DECEMBER 19, 2017
Nurses are the frontline of patient care, making them the most susceptible to compassion fatigue,
DECEMBER 7, 2017
The following is an excerpt of Critical Thinking in Long-Term Care Nursing, Second Edition by
OCTOBER 19, 2018
"Patients do better when they are taken care of by people who look like them."
MARCH 8, 2019
Long-term care providers who obstruct audits soon could have their Medicare and Medicaid c
Long-term care providers are being asked to reduce the use of antipsychotic medications am
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
Boosting physician engagement can not only improve patient care but also increase revenue, accord
JUNE 12, 2014
  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) might not lead to sharp increases in demand for ph
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) might not lead to sharp increases in demand for physician and hosp
Contradicting a long-held belief that patients rate their care higher if it’s provided in n
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) rolled out Phase II of its General Acute Care H
AUGUST 25, 2015
Long-term acute care hospitals (LTCH) have been commonly misunderstood, as the term “long-t
HCPro is seeking enthusiastic long-term care managers, nurse leaders, and nurse educators to joi
APRIL 15, 2016
HCPro is seeking enthusiastic long-term care managers, nurse leaders, and nurse educators to joi
APRIL 29, 2016
HCPro is seeking enthusiastic long-term care managers, nurse leaders, and nurse educators to joi
APRIL 22, 2016
HCPro is seeking enthusiastic long-term care managers, nurse leaders, and nurse educators to joi
What can the physician write for duration of care with patients who open and close with l
The following is an excerpt from The Post-Acute Care Guide to Maintenance Therapy by Diana L. Kor
Self-care data suggests that patient engagement and motivation are critical ingredients for effec
Primary care physicians are the most common source of care for patients with chronic pain, and th
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