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Keeping compounded drugs infection-free No physician or nurse injects medicine
Don’t succumb to off-site, out-of-mind record storage
In July, HCPro sponsored a 90-minute webinar, "Proper GI Scope Disinfection: How to Avoid Be
OCTOBER 22, 2015
Electronic health records (EHR) have slowly made their way into long-term care (LTC), with
DECEMBER 23, 2016
Clear records and an ongoing inventory is key to keeping ahead of regulations
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Editor’s note: The following tip and tool  comes from Infection Control: How t
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
by Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, president & CEO of JLU Health Record Systems in Pembroke, Ma
Long-term acute care hospitals (LTCH) have been commonly misunderstood, as the term “long-t
Work with your pharmacy and infection control teams to ensure your facility’s sterile compo
MARCH 1, 2019
Work with your pharmacy and infection control teams to ensure your facility’s sterile compo
MARCH 1, 2019
Train employees how to take maximum advantage of new technologies while adhering to best practic
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
Every year, it bears repeating: Fires happen, and you can prevent that. Yet they keep hap
Every year, it bears repeating: Fires happen, and you can prevent that. Yet they keep hap
JANUARY 1, 2019
CMS announced proposed changes to the Medicare long-term care requirements that would reform &ldq
SEPTEMBER 6, 2019
How often do you review staff certifications and trainings to make sure they're current?
JULY 23, 2015
New EP: Avoid RFIs by keeping documents and service manuals in library “If it was
DECEMBER 1, 2017
New EP: Avoid RFIs by keeping documents and service manuals in library “If it was
JANUARY 1, 2018
“The theory was that when all providers keep electronic records and they are linked togeth
MARCH 3, 2016
Q&A: Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics Editor's
JANUARY 1, 2015
The next CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum scheduled for
APRIL 29, 2016
by Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, president & CEO of JLU Health Record Systems in Pembroke
June is the month to celebrate a safe workplace; we’ll show you how to do it If y
The patient care plan (485) is not a stand-alone documentation system; it is the legal record of
1. Assessing how limitations in mobility from an amputation affect functional activities
Between hand hygiene, sterile practices, environmental cleaning, and a host of other infec
APRIL 9, 2014
How close is your office to theft? by Moriel Hamui, CPA,
FEBRUARY 1, 2015
By John Commins The federal government has released its long-awai
FEBRUARY 27, 2020
DECEMBER 16, 2015
JUSTCODING
How does an agency keep the drug review up to date? The regulations req
Q: The company I work for has long debated what to do about medical records that are sent
by Brian Ward When your facility can’t access its medical records,
JANUARY 23, 2021
Blogs from industry experts in healthcare that keep users up-to-date on the latest happenings in their fields.
A look at how local hospitals prepared for and managed the inclement weather
JANUARY 1, 2019
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
JUSTCODING
It sounds somewhat like a broken record. No matter how many times the experts tell us how
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
Navigating the LTC technology landscape:How SNFs are using HIT, POC tools
  Improving patient handoffs has long been on the radar of hospitals and health sy
MARCH 1, 2014
OCTOBER 8, 2014
JUSTCODING
Q&A Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics
OCTOBER 1, 2014
Q: The company I work for has long debated what to do about medical records that are sent
In response to the ever-changing regulatory and payment landscape of the long-term care and hom
FEBRUARY 26, 2010
How are you conducting interviews during the COVID-19 pandemic? How has your process changed to k
NOVEMBER 5, 2020
No matter how hard you try, some workers are unable or unwilling to improve their job performance
JANUARY 28, 2020
After defining the scope of an agency’s QAPI program, the CoPs outline how the quality indi
Q&A: Long-term care ICD-10 coding specifics Editor's
NOVEMBER 1, 2014
Some states have passed laws to keep people with criminal convictions out of jobs in clinical set
APRIL 27, 2017
Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp The Long-Term Care R
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Hospitals work very hard and spend a lot of money to keep their facilities secure, and that inclu
APRIL 21, 2016
It is no wonder elders often feel a sense of despair when entering a long-term care environment.
JANUARY 22, 2021
For a long time, antibiotics have been used as a “catch-all” solution to disease. A n
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
  While overall electronic health record (EHR) adoption is up nationally, many phy
Therapists have spent far too long looking to external sources to define what skilled physical th
Thank you for being a loyal subscriber to HCPro's Long-Term Care Clinical Pearls. T
Q. How can chargemaster coordinators communicate updates to managers and directors?
I know some folks use the fiscal year (or as one boss a long time ago used to say, the physical y
NOVEMBER 29, 2018
The long-term care industry is one of the most regulated industries in healthcare, and at times i
AUGUST 13, 2020
Learn how to protect your workers from intruders and other violent incidents in your faci
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
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-day co
OCTOBER 17, 2014
The following are some general things to keep in mind: Develop tracking mechan
Choose the pre-claim option. Be very assertive with the content of it, the record, in terms of wh
Medicare allows electronic signatures as “alternative signatures” on clinical records
  Dear readers,   Keeping private information
OCTOBER 23, 2014
How to get readmission rates under control  To say readmissions ar
By utilizing the information documented in the record, coders can report the BMI from a dietitian
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 following is an excerpt of Critical Thinking in Long-Term Care Nursing, Second Edition by
OCTOBER 19, 2018
  Healthcare CEO Turnover Nears Record High - Performance-Based Compensation May Give Competiti
NOVEMBER 14, 2013
Research has shown that restrictive diets add little benefit for older adults in long-term care,
AUGUST 29, 2014
 CDC looks at the current state of the long-term care industry
by Josh Poltilove CMS’ long-awaited draft version of the interpretive guidel
A new study published in PLOS Computational Biology used wireless sensors recording huma
MARCH 24, 2015
I’ve been watching this whole thing unfold for a really long time and I continue to be curi
APRIL 6, 2017
Healthcare experts today are increasingly focused on things besides medicine that help to keep pe
DECEMBER 30, 2014
A recent salary survey conducted by our sister publication Medical Records Briefing found
JULY 29, 2015
JUSTCODING
Q: How many people should be involved in reviewing a medical record?
The Long-Term Care Billing Webcast is a 90-minute webcast where expert 
APRIL 25, 2014
How does working in your electronic health record (EHR) compare to using paper records?
APRIL 15, 2015
JUSTCODING
How does working in your electronic health record (EHR) compare to using paper records?
APRIL 8, 2015
JUSTCODING
How does working in your electronic health record (EHR) compare to using paper records?
MARCH 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
It's hard to believe it, but it's been just over a year since Ebola showed you exactly how ready
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
It's hard to believe it, but it's been just over a year since Ebola showed you exactly how ready
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
It's hard to believe it, but it's been just over a year since Ebola showed you exactly how ready
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
Think about the last time you took vacation. How many tasks, emails, and evaluations languished
MARCH 8, 2019
A still undetermined number of patients were affected when lab records from Community Mercy Healt
  Nov 12 ODF recording Nov 12 ODF recording
Keeping track of resident attendance at didactic conferences used to be a nightmare for
DECEMBER 21, 2018
Long-anticipated rule change will affect how hospitals plan for emergencies and disasters
DECEMBER 22, 2016
As anyone who works in an ED knows, long wait times are not an ED-specific issue. Most of the tim
MARCH 23, 2017
by Megan Herr Agencies should consider establishing processes for how to handle
Physician assessment Q&A: Keep an eye on 'practice dr
It’s an age-old question: How do you get physicians to support documentation improvement ef
…and how responsible are you for the sins of the past (turns out, quite a bit).
MAY 23, 2019
APRIL 22, 2015
JUSTCODING
APRIL 29, 2015
JUSTCODING
   The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive
MARCH 28, 2014
  Despite its ability to cause damage over a long period of time, noise isn't often
JULY 14, 2016
The following is an excerpt from The Long-Term Care Director of Nursing Field Guide, Fourth E
SEPTEMBER 24, 2020
by John Palmer The test of our ability to keep the healthcare system run
MAY 2, 2020
  OIG investigations to keep in mind in 2018
FEBRUARY 2, 2018
For patients with both diabetes and atrial fibrillation (AF), how long someone has had diabetes
FEBRUARY 19, 2016
"This is our family and this is what our family has been for as long as I've been here &hell
FEBRUARY 17, 2017
A fast-moving wildfire forced the evacuation of at least 40 patients from a long-term care hospit
AUGUST 7, 2014
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
In an effort to attract and keep physicians in the Fort St. John, British Columbia-area, an incen
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
Long-term care and other providers could be facing unfair burdens due to ineffective government o
AUGUST 14, 2014
We’re going to keep seeing agencies cited for issues involving organization and administrat
As the first flakes of winter start to fly, here’s your plan to keep your facility
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
by Josh Poltilove Ensure sound protocols are in place for how to respond when an
By John Palmer, PSQH Do staff in long-term hea
FEBRUARY 6, 2020
A recent salary survey conducted by Medical Records Briefing found the same trends prevail
DECEMBER 23, 2014
JUSTCODING
New technologies emerge to help keep intruders out and strengthen facility safety
DECEMBER 22, 2016
New technologies emerge to help keep intruders out and strengthen facility safety
DECEMBER 8, 2016
In general, the time spent reviewing and coding records has increased since ICD-10 implementation
Ready for November’s deadlines? Joint Commission experts tell you how you might not be.
JULY 27, 2017
ICD-10 education and training is now at the forefront for long-term care providers. Attaining th
JANUARY 8, 2016
  Electronic health records: Are they the right move for your facility?
JANUARY 13, 2017
This is an excerpt from HCPro's new title, long-term-care-q
FEBRUARY 2, 2018
Keeping fungi at bay Hospitals need to be alert when
Our safety experts share the best advice for keeping your facility (and your practices) clean an
Dear healthcare professional, Medical Records Briefing (MRB) is conduc
Dear healthcare professional, Medical Records Briefing (MRB) is conduc
Dear healthcare professional, Medical Records Briefing (MRB) is conduc
It is interesting to note how often the term “intervention” is used when developing c
Medicine from afar How one critical access hospital turned to telemedicine to be
NOVEMBER 1, 2013
OSHA keeps citing employers for the same mistakes, yet the list of top violations doesn't chang
Read our Press Releases to keep up with the latest developments at HCPro.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2008
The HCPro long-term care team recently posed a few questions to the readers of our periodicals fo
OCTOBER 9, 2015
The HCPro long-term care team recently posed a few questions to the readers of our periodicals
OCTOBER 16, 2015
The HCPro long-term care team recently posed a few questions to the readers of our periodicals
OCTOBER 23, 2015
Long-anticipated rule change will affect how hospitals plan for emergencies and disasters
DECEMBER 22, 2016
“No matter how long you stretch a doctor's shift, the handoff of patients will always be ne
SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
Taking down workplace violence in healthcare Can you take a punch? How do you
After speaking with a few subject matter experts about the new tax laws, Billing Alert for Long-T
FEBRUARY 22, 2019
To keep themselves as closely aligned with CMS as possible, HFAP has updated their Acute Care
SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
An interview with Anne Marie Benedicto on mental health amongst healthcare workers and how to fi
An interview with Anne Marie Benedicto on mental health amongst healthcare workers and how to fi
APRIL 22, 2021
OCTOBER 21, 2015
JUSTCODING
State law says hospitals must stay standing; here’s how they’re doing and lessons you
JANUARY 12, 2017
In an attempt to keep Ebola patients from reaching the U.S., the CDC has issued a new warning to
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
Q: Are records with only one MCC noted targeted by Recovery Auditors or other audit agenci
One of the biggest concerns regarding electronic health record implementation has been the prolif
How Palomar Health reduced nuisance IV alarms People can grow used to a
Q: Do you have any advice or guidance on how to conduct chart reviews for beginners in CDI
CMS recently reversed long-standing policy for billing inpatient-only procedures, providing hospi
How interested would you be in subscribing to a higher level of JustCoding membership that includ
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
JUSTCODING
How much of an impact does email have on patient health? According to a new Kaiser Perman
DECEMBER 28, 2015
On Friday, February 9, President Trump signed into law a bill designed to keep the federal govern
The ever-changing policies for handling COVID-19 in SNFs are sometimes hard to keep track of. The
SEPTEMBER 18, 2020
  In light of allegations of falsified records to cover up delays in care, the Dep
  Dear readers,   Electronic health records (EHR) con
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
As helpful as electronic health record (EHR) systems may be, physicians say headaches due to gove
  CMS proposes major revision to regulations for long-term care
  Navigating Medicare Advantage: MAOs and Protecting Reimbursement in Long-Term Care
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
  In long-term care credentialing, be rigorous yet realistic
OCTOBER 20, 2017
  Ethical principles for long-term care billers
Hospital infection control experts give you tips on how to improve compliance and staff awareness
JANUARY 12, 2017
Infection control experts give you tips on how to improve compliance and staff awareness
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Join us March 24 at 1 p.m. (Eastern) for this 90-minute webcast for a discussion of how to succes
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
By John Palmer It's a broken record. No matter how many times the expert
NOVEMBER 2, 2019
by Brian Ward For a long time, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare
Breaking down the new HAI reduction goals and how to achieve them
JANUARY 10, 2017
How do top healthcare providers keep nurses feeling empowered and providing optimal care for pat
JUNE 30, 2016
How to prevent The Joint Commission’s top Life Safety findings Tak
JANUARY 5, 2017
By Megan Batty Ensure that medical record documenta-tion clearly documents a canc
by Sharon Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D If your agency still has a long way to go t
New credential enables individuals across the long-term care interdisciplinary team to validat
AUGUST 29, 2011
After a surgeon’s fall, one hospital in Georgia learned how expensive unsafe furniture can
APRIL 6, 2017
Keeping wait times for appointments to a minimum is a cardinal rule for medical practices, but on
As the transition to ICD-10 nears, it is imperative that long-term care facilities prepare
MARCH 21, 2014
The latest rules proposed this spring for the electronic health records (EHR) incentive programs
One of the first steps in keeping disruptive behavior out of your program is to only accept excel
NOVEMBER 19, 2020
Healthcare workers know to keep both hands clean. What about ‘the third hand’?
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
Healthcare workers know to keep both hands clean. What about ‘the third hand’?
NOVEMBER 1, 2017
Electronic health records may provide a number of benefits such as improving the continuity of
DECEMBER 23, 2015
Familiarity with the contents of the CAHPS survey can help hospice staff understand how various p
MARCH 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
As electronic health records (EHR) become more prominent, healthcare organizations should search
Dear healthcare professional,   HCPro's Medical Records Briefing (MRB)&
Dear healthcare professional,   HCPro's Medical Records Briefing (MRB)&
Dear healthcare professional, HCPro's Medical Records Briefing (MRB) n
DECEMBER 23, 2014
JUSTCODING
How is your organization using dual coding as a training tool for ICD-10? Code
MAY 20, 2015
JUSTCODING
Hackers accessed more than 100 million health records in 2015, according to data from the Depart
On Friday, February 9, President Trump signed into law a bill designed to keep the federal govern
JUNE 18, 2014
JUSTCODING
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
JUSTCODING
Despite a decade-long effort to racially and ethnically diversify medical school graduates to ref
OCTOBER 4, 2019
Sleep deprivation and fatigue has long been a concern of the GME community. To address these issu
MAY 19, 2020
Most would agree 2017 was a long and bizarre year and looking ahead, there’s plenty of
JANUARY 1, 2018
Q: How should the diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI) and encephalopathy be sequenc
Q: How should the diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI) and encephalopathy be sequenced,
MARCH 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
  Upcoming Medicare Boot Camp- Long-Term Care Version in Minneapolis, MN, August 17th-20th
  25-year-old long-term care CoPs to get face-lift
OCTOBER 2, 2015
  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
  Want to learn more about the Billers’ Association for Long-Term Care?
NOVEMBER 10, 2017
MARCH 18, 2015
JUSTCODING
During a Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care Open Door Forum (ODF) held Tuesday, Apri
The average price paid for a skilled nursing facility bed reached a record $73,300 in 2013
APRIL 11, 2014
A: Accessing the records of family members without a legitimate business need ma
DECEMBER 30, 2014
Keeping staff safe is not only a moral obligation, but a legal one as well. SNFs need to ensure t
NOVEMBER 24, 2020
CMS has released the final draft of its strategic vision plan for how healthcare professionals&rs
As we continue to move closer to ICD-10 implementation (still set for October 1, 2015), I keep fi
How does your organization plan to handle the latest ICD-10 implementation delay?
MAY 14, 2014
JUSTCODING
The record for most snowfall in a 24-hour period occurred in Silver Lake, Colorado, beginn
Q: How should an organization handle patient requests to withhold protected health inform
Q: Our EHR system only provides for a "yes/no" choice under smoker. How can we
Some patients being cared for in a fully electronic health record (EHR) environment were less lik
Find out how one facility created an electronic health records (EHR) solution to improve m
MAY 20, 2015
JUSTCODING
Failed drug diversion programs in hospitals have led to record fines levied against facilities.
APRIL 26, 2016