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HealthPRO Heritage’s RISE Senior Living Division Continues Impressive Expansion; Announces New President of Operations and Novel Consulting Services

Posted on: June 9, 2022

HealthPRO Heritage is pleased to share details related to the significant growth and expansion of RISE Senior Living, a division supporting senior housing organizations with best-in-class health services (therapy, wellness, integrated care solutions & consulting).

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A Breakdown of the CMS OASIS-E Guidance Manual

Posted on: May 23, 2022

On May 16, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Draft OASIS-E Guidance Manual. In which CMS announced that the OASIS-E implementation has been delayed due to the public health emergency and is currently scheduled to be effective as of January 1, 2023.

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Tags: Home Health

FY 2023 Proposed Rule: How Will SNFs Weather the Impact?

Posted on: April 18, 2022

CMS has always been clear about its intention for the PDPM reimbursement model to be “budget neutral,” so the 4.6% parity adjustment outlined in FY 2023 Proposed Rule comes as no surprise. For the second consecutive year, CMS is proposing a downward adjustment to SNFs’ Medicare A rates to offset ~5% increased spending created by the implementation of PDPM reimbursement in October 2019. Last year’s Proposed Rule (April 2021) outlined a 5% parity adjustment which was ultimately not included in the Final Rule for FY 2022.

Read on as our experts summarize FY 2023 Proposed Rule’s financial implications + offer guidance for our valued HealthPRO Heritage partners, as well as SNF providers, contracted with other therapy companies, too!

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Senior Living Providers: Do you have more residents moving out than moving in?

Posted on: April 7, 2022

Do you have a feeling you have increased risk with your current resident population? Is there minimal engagement in wellness offerings or more frequent falls? How about unplanned move-outs that do not return to your community?
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Changes in Your Most Important Deliverables?

Posted on: April 6, 2022

Questions Worth Asking

Now, more than ever, it is critical that providers achieve excellent patient outcomes for their short-term rehab patients. This includes both an excellent patient experience for “consumers,” as well as efficient and effective stays that translate to competitive lengths of stay, episodic cost, and rehospitalization rates. Short-term rehab is likely your organization’s most well-recognized deliverable, and, as such, it is judged by referral sources and your consumer market as representative of the quality of your enterprise. Successful operators reap the benefits of these excellent outcomes with improved standing in their markets, resulting in increased census. They also reap the rewards of value-based purchasing incentives which can amount to as much as 2% of their total Medicare Part A reimbursement.

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Overcome Your Senior Living Challenges with RISE Senior Living Consulting Solutions

Posted on: March 1, 2022

As senior living organizations work toward overcoming today’s challenges, many are finding success with partnering with consulting experts from RISE Senior Living. 

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A Three-Pronged Strategy for Senior Living Organizations

Posted on: February 16, 2022

As senior living providers rally back from the impact of the pandemic, providers are faced with occupancy challenges and increasing acuity.  RISE Senior Living delivers innovative, comprehensive support to help senior housing operators and care teams to drive fiscal, operational, and clinical success via a unique “3-pronged approach.” 
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Diverse Resources for Today’s Long-Term Care Challenges

Posted on: February 14, 2022

In December, HealthPRO Heritage shared a white paper entitled “Four Questions to Evaluate Your Business Partners,” which provided practical considerations when reviewing current or potential vendor partnerships within the Aging Services industry. As a follow-up, we provide some of HealthPRO Heritage’s solutions to challenges facing long-term care providers today.

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Advantages to Standardizing Therapy & Wellness Partners for Multi-Site Senior Living Organizations

Posted on: February 1, 2022

Is it the ideal time to consider standardizing therapy and wellness partners? What strategic and financial advantages exist? RISE Senior Living (a HealthPRO Heritage brand) offers the following top 3 benefits of having one robust partner:
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Which PDPM Therapy Pricing Method is Best?

Posted on: January 24, 2022

Since the RCS-1 Proposed Rule was released in Spring 2017, through the PDPM Final Rule and up to today, we’ve spent hundreds of hours thinking and pressure testing different ideas. We’ve had ongoing conversations with customers, colleagues, and consultants about PDPM therapy pricing. Our goal was simple: Develop a pricing approach which equally addresses and ensures the success of our patients, customers, and employees under PDPM. 

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Tags: CMS Update 2018, Payment Reform, Patient-Driven Payment Model, PDPM