Administration

3 ways to take the pain out of prior authorizations

Obtaining prior authorizations can cost your practice some 14 hours of staff time per physician per week.

This whitepaper explains the three key capacities your IT partner should be able to offer you, so you can confidently hand this administrative burden off to them.

  • Know when an order has been created
  • Determine whether an authorization is needed
  • Obtain that authorization on your practice’s behalf

Free your staff up from hours of phone work every week. This whitepaper shows you how.

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National Health Investors on board for $25 million skilled nursing project

National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE: NHI) entered into an agreement to finance the development of a 144-bed skilled nursing facility near Milwaukee, a $25.35 million commitment with a 9.5% initial yield.

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BrightSpring, PharMerica to merge

Long-term care pharmacy PharMerica intends to merge with BrightSpring Health Services, a large provider of home- and community-based care.

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DC, Virginia long-term care costs steadily rising

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that a report shows the median annual cost of a private room in a nursing home went up nearly 7.7 percent to $102,200 from 2017 to 2018.

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Investors keep buying into skilled nursing facilities

Investment in skilled nursing facilities hasn’t slowed down despite persistent dark clouds surrounding the industry’s outlook.

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Heavy hospice caseloads, delayed unionization hurting care

John Shannon’s growing caseload was causing the social worker in hospice care to rush from patient to patient.

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Improper pay rates down $4.59 billions, CMS says

 A sharp drop in home health improper payments, in particular, is a big part of the reason why.

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PharmScript acquires Doehring’s LTC Pharmacy

"PharmScript is excited to build on its momentum in the Midwest with the acquisition of Doehring's," said Michael Segal, CEO of PharmScript.

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Post-acute nurses find more satisfaction in career, report shows

Pay and benefits for home care, hospice, palliative care and long-term care nurses haven’t always been on par with nurses who work in the acute setting.

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Troubled Buffalo nursing home to close, state says

incidents led the NYS Department of Health to strip operation of Emerald South from its previous owner.

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