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The Many Benefits of Strategic Rounds

May 11, 2018  |  Amy Stewart, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT
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By following the practical approaches to rounding described in this article, you can maximize what you learn about care delivery and achieve the greatest results. 

How skilled nursing facilities and their landlords can reconnect

May 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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As multiple skilled nursing tenants struggle to pay their real estate investment trust (REIT) landlords, a Chicago-based real estate management company is looking to change the model of skilled nursing leases by getting its operators to see it as a partner...

Top provider CEOs optimistic about new CMS payment rules

May 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Industry experts are still sorting out the long-term effects of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new payment system for skilled nursing facilities, but early reviews from the CEOs of some top providers have been positive.

Ohio's commercial PACE program energizing SNF updates

May 2, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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In an era of tight financial constraints for skilled nursing facilities, one owner-operator turned to a unique funding source to offset construction costs — and set up savings for the future.

CMS boosts skilled nursing payment, saves providers money over next decade

May 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday unveiled a new proposed model for skilled nursing reimbursements that the agency says will save providers $2 billion over the next decade.

Welltower, ProMedica to purchase HCR ManorCare

April 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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ProMedica CEO Randy Oostra has long felt that his company needed to look outside its traditional footprint to keep pace with the evolving nature of healthcare.

Affordability and reputation counter each other in skilled nursing facilities

April 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Skilled nursing facilities often bear the brunt of negative press surrounding long-term care, and their place in the future of the continuum could rest on changing that reputation in the minds of the public and lawmakers.

Researchers looking more closely at role of SNF in transitional care

April 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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In a new study, researchers decided to examine the role that SNFs play with regard to older adults' placements in long-term care facilities. Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

SNFs losing referrals to competitors

April 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Skilled nursing admissions are driven largely by referrals from area acute-care settings, but that doesn’t mean that operators can’t look at their marketing efforts the way private-pay senior living providers do.

Signature HealthCARE to expand from SNF into home health

April 2, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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When Signature HealthCARE added a home health arm through a 2014 acquisition, the major skilled nursing facility (SNF) company intended to eventually operate home health in all its SNF markets

Where AI fits in skilled nursing facilities

March 30, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Equating AI with health care’s long-off future might cause some skilled nursing operators to ignore the feasible opportunities that exist today, even in a landscape of shrinking reimbursements and other competitive pressures.

Skilled nursing's impact on reduced hospitalization

March 29, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Under considerable pressure to demonstrate their worth as the health care system moves to value-based care, skilled nursing providers are monitoring patients more closely — even after discharge.

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