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Bundled Payments' Disruptive Effects Detailed


Mandatory bundled payments for hip and knee surgeries would shutter one in four skilled nursing facilities and trigger “demand destruction in areas such as diagnostic testing, hospital stays, and avoidable readmissions,” says a former CMS official.

The Differences Between Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities

When a loved one starts having difficulty performing everyday tasks such as getting dressed and running errands, experiences accidents such as slips and falls, or has a chronic condition such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, it could be time to consider a senior living community for him or her. 367 more words

Hospice Care and Nursing Facility Relationships

Hospice Care and Nursing Facility Relationships
By Victor Montour

End of life care is critically important in the skilled nursing facility. A good hospice partner should play an important role in quality end of life care. 418 more words


THE GOOD NEWS is that QSAP (Quality supplemental Payment Program) incentive plan encouraged in the Affordable Care Act is working!  The intent was to encourage the formation of accountable care organizations in an effort to improve health care quality and slow the growth of health care spending. 266 more words

Crash Notes: Freaky Friday News

When a Mistake is No Longer an Accident

An unarmed man, suspected of no crime, who three years ago was shot 16 times by police while lying in his bed, told a Seattle Times reporter in March that he bears no ill will for the cops who shot him. 1,002 more words

What's the Difference between Assisted Living and a Nursing Home?

Basically, there are two different types of care-homes for seniors who are not able to live on their own anymore: “Skilled Nursing Facility” and “Residential Care Facility for the Elderly.” 366 more words

Dementia Basics