Facility Assessment: Positioning for the Future

LONG TERM/POST-ACUTE CARE PROVIDERS may be thinking of the facility assessment as just another paper regulation that detracts from the day-to-day business of providing care to the increasingly frail and acute population. Alternatively, providers can approach it as an...

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Navigating The New Rule: Person-Centered Care

This month's column builds on the December Quality Forum about the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Rules for Participation in Medicare and Medicaid, which is currently in the first of three phases of implementation. Having spent much of my career...

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SNF Rehabilitation In The Limelight

The concept of narrowing the network of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to which a hospital will refer has gained momentum in some market areas. More open, it involves Medicare discharges for SNF care, related in large part to the increasing penalties in the...

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Long Term Care Quality At Issue Around The World

It's easy to think that the problems we face in providing high-quality care to frail elders is a challenge that is unique to health care in the United States. We are not alone. You only have to look across our border to the province of Ontario, Canada, to see evidence...

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