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What is the likely impact of PDPM on quality?

What is the likely impact of PDPM on quality? Dr. Andy Kramer August 2019 With implementation of the patient-driven payment model (PDPM) around the corner, there is much being written about the virtues of basing payment on clinical characteristics and the reduced...

Staff Training and Competency: A Growing Challenge

Staff Training and Competency: A Growing Challenge Dr. Andy Kramer December 2018 Among the most difficult challenges facing skilled nursing centers today is ensuring that staff are adequately trained to care for their increasingly frail and medically complex...

Requirements of Participation: Phase 3 is on the Horizon

Requirements of Participation: Phase 3 is on the Horizon Dr. Andy Kramer October 2018 By the time this column is published, there will be a little over a year before phase 3 of the Final Rule becomes effective. That day is fast approaching. While studying those...

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