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How the RAI Manual changes encourage collaboration

October 30, 2016  |  Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, DNS-CT, RAC-MT
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AANAC's Judi Kulus, RN breaks down the impacts of the new RAI Manual changes and why SNF needs to collaborate better among their care teams and with their outside partners—including therapy providers and home health.

Advancing wound care technology

October 25, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Wounds that measure themselves? New technology makes it almost that simple. Check out the hot wound care advancements from this year’s American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living conference.

Fla. judge says resident death is manslaughter

August 17, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A Florida court has charged an assisted living LPN with aggravated manslaughter—a felony charge rarely seen in the assisted living setting and one that comes with serious jail time.

AHT partners with COMS Interactive for combined clinical workflow

August 16, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The two companies will combine their nursing workflow system features and create accessibility from a single dashboard.

MDS Update: Gearing up for Section GG charting

June 28, 2016  |  Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, RAC-MT, QCP, DNS-CT
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The new section, which documents a resident's functional ability and assistance levels, has a compliance date of October 1, 2016.

Focused Dementia Care Surveys: What You Need to Know

April 5, 2016  |  Lisa Hohlbein, RN, RAC-MT, CDP, CADDCT
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CMS is moving forward with new surveyor tools for facilities that offer dementia care. does your staff know how to document for the new survey?

F-Tag 309 and the compliance domino effect

March 3, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Poor training in dementia care documentation can get a facility a pile of deficiencies in a big hurry, explains a national consultant in survey-related regulatory issues.

CMS releases v1.13 of the RAI User's Manual

October 2, 2015  |  Lisa Hohlbein, RN, RAC-MT, CDP, CADDCT
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The newly released RAI includes ICD-10 coding information and other clarifications.

SNFs repond to the new MDS-focused survey process

August 25, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Have you experienced this new surveyor process yet? Be ready for scrutiny of your ADL services and documentation.

Clinical Data Collection: The Top Steps for MDS Accuracy, and Greater Reimbursements - Part Two in a Series

January 16, 2015  | 
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The staff-resident relationship is essential to quality care. Consistency of care, and the relationship fostered between the staff and residents over time, directly impacts the perceived quality of care for LTC providers. 

In this article, Jayne...

Clinical Data Collection: The Top Steps for MDS Accuracy, and Greater Reimbursements

January 9, 2015  | 
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It's simple, really.  No residents, no income.  Jayne Warwick addresses how inaccurate treatment records have become a growing problem for healthcare facilities. Inaccurate documentation of care is often where providers leave money on the table.  Avoid...

1/3 of community hospital patients receive ‘inappropriate’ treatment for infections

March 24, 2014  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Infection rates are up in community hospitals and SNFs. But who’s infecting whom?

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