The long-term care industry has taken steps to create more patient-centered care plans that are resulting in less use of antipsychotics, but some doctors are worried the trend may lead to some patients not getting the drugs they need.
Skilled-nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities will get pay increases next year, but nowhere near the ones they got for 2017.
Skilled-nursing facilities are changing their operations in reaction to the ongoing push to minimize hospital readmission rates. Worried about losing out on Medicare payments, some facilities are investing in unique approaches.
Post-acute care is often “fragmented and siloed” from the rest of the health care system. Now, hospitals can make some smart next steps and think strategically about post-acute care.
Genesis Healthcare, one of the nation's largest investor-owned skilled nursing, senior living and rehabilitation therapy providers, will settle six lawsuits alleging that its acquired companies billed Medicare for unnecessary treatment and delivered grossly substandard nursing care.
Post-acute care strategy may not have always been on the top of the agenda for health care organizations. But in today's value-based care world, the question now is not whether to work with post-acute, but how.
HHS must improve both how it measures and plans to increase the use of EHRs in post-acute care settings, according to a GAO report.
As the healthcare system shifts from a volume-based delivery model to a value-based standard, it's imperative to understand the role your post-acute assetsplay and how to manage rehabilitation programs.
As a growing proportion of Medicare dollars are funneled into value-based payment programs, providers are increasingly concerned about accounting for the impact of social risk factors on performance.
With new Medicare incentives that hold hospitals accountable for readmission rates and the quality and costs of care provided months after discharge, it's necessary for hospital leaders to build post-acute care provider networks that promote positive patient outcomes.
Kindred Healthcare is exiting the skilled-nursing home business to focus on its better-performing home health, rehabilitation and long-term acute-care hospital units, the company announced Monday.
A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi has granted a request by the American Health Care Association to bar the CMS from implementing a rule that bans arbitration agreements in skilled-nursing facilities.