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HealthPRO® Rehabilitation and Heritage Healthcare Inc. Merger

Posted on: November 4, 2013

November 1, 2013 – Representatives from HealthPRO® Rehabilitation and Heritage Healthcare announced this week that the two companies have merged.

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Tags: nursing home operations, nursing home occupancy, staffing, skilled nursing facility, medicare

The Role of Rehabilitation in Developing Acute and Post-Acute Strategic Partnerships

Posted on: June 25, 2013

Amidst the ever-changing landscape of healthcare reform, post-acute care providers are wisely becoming more strategic about forming partnerships with their community of referring hospitals, along with other post acuter care (PAC) providers. This collaboration is critical for ensuring the continuum of care. Moreover, providers must demonstrate a distinct value proposition for those hospitals looking to form Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Building these relationships requires short-term and long term strategic development planning and initiatives that involve all levels of care, inclusive of a facility's Rehabilitation Team. Providers must leverage a robust Rehabilitation Department to help drive quality integration with referring hospitals and physician groups.

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Tags: nursing home operations, nursing home occupancy, staffing, medicare

RAC Audits Coming to a Facility Near You

Posted on: March 26, 2013

E2XPONENTIAL™ Health Care Consulting Group, A HealthPRO Company, is offering a comprehensive mock RAC Audit to assess the following areas:

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Tags: nursing home operations, MDS 3.0, staffing, skilled nursing facility

Alternatives to Chemical Restraints in the Long Term Care Setting, Part II

Posted on: September 26, 2012

This is the second of a two-part series related to  challenging perceptions about alternatives to chemical restraints in the long term care setting for residents with Alzheimer’s or other causes of dementia.  

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Tags: nursing home operations, nursing home occupancy, staffing

Nursing Home Staffing Best Practices

Posted on: January 17, 2012

As a result of the recent changes inherent in FY 2012 PPS, many Skilled Nursing Facilities are feeling the strain of short-staffed therapy programs. Due to the downward reimbursement pressure at both state and federal levels, it might be a good idea to have a professional staffing assessment performed. A detailed assessment of how your therapy program is staffed in the context of patient acuity, length of stay, and the volume and intensity of therapy will give you the chance to identify staffing inefficiencies. Your program may in fact be short-staffed, or you might identify ways to create more efficient processes in order to achieve better results.

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Tags: staffing