Have you heard that saying before, “Everything’s Big in Texas!”? I had the privilege of attending the NASL/ACHA conference this week in San Antonio and boy, the saying is true! Even the shrimp are big!! ICD-10 country wide is BIG
The more time goes on, the more scrutiny healthcare is under. Documentation, billing, rules and regulations—when did healthcare divert the focus from patient care to regulatory obedience? In the area of therapy documentation, the pressure is on! There is so
As of today, August 7, 2015 there are 54 days until ICD-10 is mandatory. Did you train your staff? If not, please don’t wait any longer! The time is NOW!! ICD-10 is not an easy transition for health care providers,
We are now 86 days away from the implementation of ICD-10! Are you ready? If not, you do not have much time to waste. I do not think another pause is in our future, but you never know!! CMS and
Therapy documentation compliance requires close attention by the skilled nursing facility. Ensuring that your therapy documentation has met necessary regulatory guidelines is essential. In most cases, it is the responsibility of the therapy contract provider to ensure regulations are met.
May is a time for change….weather change that is! Good-bye cold weather and hello warmth and sunshine! What a wonderful time of the year! Just like the season changes, we find ourselves in a constant state of change in healthcare.
Skilled Nursing Facilities strive for quality of care, quality of life, helping residents return to the community and providing compassion for those who peacefully transition from this life. While our jobs can be hard, caregivers would agree that the real excitement is
Every morning when I walk into my office, the first thing I do is say The Carmelina Pledge for Long Term Care. I say it because I have a passion for the elderly. It’s that simple. There are times though
Since 2006, we have been sitting on pins and needles at the end of each year wondering if there will be another extension of the Medicare Part B exceptions process. Did you notice that in December of 2014, it was
Relationships in healthcare are vital to the success of quality patient care. Without strong working relationships, systems will break down and the ones who ultimately suffer are the resident. MDS Coordinators are valuable to skilled nursing facilities and their input