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RUG IV Impacts: Ways to identify process and system inefficiencies

In response RUG IV refinements stemming from the SNF PPS FY2012 Final Rule, many Skilled Nursing Facilities are taking a close look at the processes and systems they have in place. With downward reimbursement pressure at both state and Federal levels, it’s increasingly important to have an efficient, streamlined operational plan. The best way to equip your facility for these changes is to identify broken processes, uncover inefficient systems and put a realistic plan into place for improvement. Your staff needs efficient, modern tools to perform their jobs effectively, which is why identifying inefficient processes and systems should be a priority.

Identify what works and what doesn’t

HealthPRO® Rehabilitation will evaluate your facility’s current processes and systems, identify inefficiencies, and offer intelligent solutions. We will approach your facility with a fresh, detail-oriented eye so that we can uncover what works and what needs improvement.

Why us for the job?

At HealthPRO® Rehabilitation, we have significant experience in skilled nursing home facility operations and specialize in the development, implementation and management of clinically strong, compliant, efficient, and financially successful therapy programs. Our expert team also brings over 15 years of clinical, regulatory, operational, and financial expertise to the table. All of our therapy managers, once Directors of Rehabilitation for single and multiple facilities, offer vast amounts of knowledge and best practices.

Our plan for you

We recently created a comprehensive preparedness plan in response to changes that went into effect October 1, 2011. As a result, we’ve helped hundreds of clients evolve their programs, mitigate the potentially negative impact of FY 2012 PPS and adapt to the new PPS environment. Our detailed process and system analysis will help us develop a site-specific plan that will meet your unique needs. All of our plans are completely customized so that we can best serve you and your staff. Our analysis includes:

  • A thorough examination of all current processes
  • A detailed review of all your internal systems
  • An assessment of internet speed and wireless connections
  • The implementation of HealthMAX®
  • HealthMAX® resources for staff education

Intelligent, integrated technology

HealthMAX® is the proprietary therapy technology solution that we offer all of our clients. HealthMAX® automates therapy documentation, tracks clinical outcomes, and provides therapy-specific reporting for an efficient, operational program. With this system in place, your facility’s processes and systems will become integrated, intelligent, and efficient. Your Rehabilitation Director will also spend less time creating reports and more time focused on successful process and system development. Our team will help integrate HealthMAX® into your facility and train all staff members.

Unlike most therapy providers, we’ve been offering both in-house and contract therapy solutions since 1997.

We believe that our flexible, data-driven approach sets us apart from the rest because it allows us to customize everything we do for you and your facility.

No matter what approach you take, one aspect of our business never changes ¾ the quality and proactive nature of our work.  


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Tags: RUG IV, skilled nursing facility