Staffing Navigator helps operators understand how acuity, number of residents, nursing rates and mix (RN, LPN and CNA) work together to determine your staffing stars. Additionally you can use Staffing Navigator™ to determine the ideal mix of RN, LPN and CNA to achieve any star level, see how close you currently are to the next highest (and lowest) star, understand how the acuity and caseload of ANY facility compares to any other, see how many additional (or fewer) nursing hours it would take to hit any staffing level, run complex nursing staffing scenarios and see acuity, number of residents and staffing levels for any facility in the US!
Changes in patient acuity change the case-mix or “expected” hours used to determine staffing stars. That’s not news for anyone who reads this blog. The problem is the relationship is difficult to tease out. This is because CMS does not publish the exact criteria they use to select assessments that are included in calculating acuity… Continue reading How does case-mix drive staffing ratings?
In today’s posting I am going to explain how to use Staffing Navigator™ to diagnose and troubleshoot a staffing issue that is causing problems in a 5 Star Rating. This post will also explain staffing cut points which can be confusing. If you haven’t already, download Staffing Navigator™. It’s free in the app stores. Hypothetical… Continue reading Staffing Navigator™ – A Case Study
Today we’re introducing a new software tool: Staffing Navigator™! This tool is intended to help operators understand how acuity, number of residents, nursing rates and mix (RN, LPN and CNA) work together to determine your staffing stars. Additionally you can use Staffing Navigator™ to: Determine the ideal mix of RN, LPN and CNA to achieve… Continue reading Introducing: Staffing Navigator™!