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Unlocking Savings In Your Therapy Program

Higher wages, lower census, lower reimbursement rates are all among the factors creating financial pressure on skilled nursing organizations. There are no single solutions to these pressures which is why it is so important that operators look for cost savings throughout their organization. One opportunity for cost savings exists within the therapy department of many …

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Is the Grass Really Greener on the Other Side – Part I

The phrase “is the grass really greener on the other side” is generally used to imply that things are not necessarily better on the other side. However, there are times when the “other side” may be better. The challenge is determining when the other side might be better, or are things on your side best …

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Avoiding Staffing Pitfalls: Questions to consider for Staffing (and retaining staff) your SNF

If asked what their top 5 challenges are in their organization’s daily operations, SNF Executives would undoubtedly list staffing and retention as one of these areas.  If like many organizations this is a struggle for you, consider the following questions and compare how your organization is addressing these concerns. What methods are you utilizing to …

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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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Six Questions to Consider when negotiating new therapy contracts

As we approach the second anniversary of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) many skilled nursing organizations find themselves once again negotiating new therapy contracts. During the past two years the industry was less focused on reimbursement and contract pricing and more on surviving the challenges of the pandemic. As life begins to return to …

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