Healthcare

Building Census through Specialized Services

As hospital volumes, and the type of hospital admissions (including elective surgeries) return to normal, referrals to SNF’s continue to lag below their pre-pandemic levels. At the same time Home Health referrals remain well above their pre pandemic levels. The patients that SNF’s are now seeing referred to them are typically those with higher complexities …

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EEOC Confirms Mandatory Vaccinations Allowed By Employers

Earlier this month new federal guidelines were released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that confirmed employers, including long term care operators, can require their staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, with exemptions for medical or religious reasons. The EEOC also confirmed employers may provide incentives to employees to encourage …

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EEOC Confirms Mandatory Vaccinations Allowed by employers

Earlier this month new federal guidelines were released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that confirmed employers, including long term care operators, can require their staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, with exemptions for medical or religious reasons. The EEOC also confirmed employers may provide incentives to employees to encourage …

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EEOC Confirms Mandatory Vaccinations Allowed By Employers

Earlier this month new federal guidelines were released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that confirmed employers, including long term care operators, can require their staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, with exemptions for medical or religious reasons. The EEOC also confirmed employers may provide incentives to employees to encourage …

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evaluating Your Contract Therapy Partner

Outsourcing your therapy program to a third party provider shifts many of the responsibilities and challenges, which in turn allows you to focus on other aspects of managing your skilled nursing facility. While the daily responsibility for therapy has been shifted, it is still important to periodically evaluate the performance of your therapy provider. This …

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Building Census through Vaccine Adoption and Employee Engagement

Vaccination has always been the key to defeating the Coronavirus and as the number of people getting vaccinated increases, our country is seeing a decline in new cases and deaths. Vaccinations are also seen as they key to seeing a return of SNF census to pre pandemic levels. Vaccinations are critical to our country and …

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5 Question to Ask When Considering a Change from Contract Therapy to In House Program

The introduction of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) prompted a number of skilled nursing operators to question whether this might be the catalyst to move from a contract therapy provider to an in-house model. Eliminating therapy minutes as a driver for reimbursement prompted some to question whether it might be more cost effective to …

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