It’s Christmas time again. Hard to believe, isn’t it? Where did 2022 go? Maybe we’re enjoying the return to some normalcy after two years of COVID realities we forgot the time. In our haste to 2023, we should reflect on the changes to the 5- star rating in the last year. Namely, the cut point… Continue reading QM Cut points? What’s the big deal?
Well, we finally have it! After only 2 short years it is official! PDPM Navigator® by Broad River Rehab is now officially trademarked! As many of you know (because you are using it), our PDPM Navigator app is the most widely used app for PDPM. IT is available in both the Apple and Google Play… Continue reading PDPM Navigator
Tomorrow, the 18th of December, 2020, we will find out if rehab gets a 9% rate reduction for CPT codes (essentially Part B therapy) OR do we “kick the can down the road” for 2 years. This brings up a number of good questions we could spend hours pontificating over a bottle of good wine… Continue reading What does a 9% CPT code revenue reduction mean?
We knew it was coming and it is here. CMS released the 5-Star preview reports yesterday and they can be downloaded from your CASPER folder in QIES. This data is what will be publicly reported on or around October 28th on the Nursing Home Compare and Care Compare websites. There are a few things to… Continue reading 5-Star Preview Reports are Here! Clarification to Reflections blog Q&A #4
Broad River’s July Rehab Reflections customer training provided an in depth regulatory and implementation overview related to healthcare literacy. How would you define literacy? More specifically, how does your organization define literacy specific to healthcare learning and understanding. Let us begin with a reference sample from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).… Continue reading Rehab Reflections: Defining Healthcare Literacy
One positive theme, and there are not many, that we have seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, is that the nation has learned that there are a lot of nursing homes across the nation. Nursing homes in their communities, full of grandparents, and aunts and uncles, moms and dads of people in their inner circles. AND,… Continue reading Patients First: Do the Little Things Right
What makes for a successful future focus on Covid-19? A Clinically knowledgeable, Quality measurement, interdisciplinary approach. Future thinking requires us to evaluate our capacity as interdisciplinary teams as we leverage the RAI to provide care (RAI – MDS, CAAs, Care Planning), get paid appropriately (PDPM) and achieve desired outcomes (Quality Measurement). For this reason, we… Continue reading Covid-19 Update to Documentation Navigator™
Covid-19 information has been coming our way at a fast and furious rate the last few weeks. CMS has been releasing a vast amount of information related to waivers etc. intended to alleviate some of the strain at the facility level. We thought it would be helpful to put together a serial BLOG of the… Continue reading SNFs and the Covid-19 Waivers vol.1
HIPAA is nearly 25 years old. It was signed into law in 1996 by president Clinton. HIPAA is older than Netflix. It had several goals at the time of passing, but it is mostly known now as a compliance bar everyone has to get over when dealing with patient data. “Is our email system HIPAA… Continue reading Release. The. Data.
I am writing this afternoon to encourage your participation in a letter writing campaign which I believe can make a significant impact on improving spirits and bringing a bit of joy to the vulnerable populations residing in skilled nursing facilities across the nation. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided limited opportunity for two distinct populations to… Continue reading School to Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Letter Writing Campaign