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Upcoming Webinar: Reducing Hospitalizations and SNF Reimbursement Implications

I am conducting a webinar on Thursday, November 8 regarding the strategies SNFs can and should employ to reduce unnecessary hospital transfers/hospitalizations (E.R. visits and inpatient admissions).  Value-based purchasing has just taken hold in the SNF realm with facilities about to experience their first outcome October 1, 2018 (incentive or reduction).  I’ll cover the policy implications but moreover, review upcoming reimbursement issues beyond just VBP, delving into the care transition (hospitalization) implications that are woven in PDPM.  For example, with PDPM instilling a critical focus on length of stay via imbedded payment reductions after day 20, facilities will naturally look to shorten lengths of stay perhaps at the peril of VBP (Value-Based Purchasing) implications.

During the hour-long session, I’ll address;

  • Reimbursement and policy related implications associated with unnecessary care transitions/hospitalizations under VBP but also, tangential to QRP, PDPM, Five Star QMs, survey and relative to the IMPACT Act.
  • Proven strategies with tools to identify transition risk, monitor performance and benchmark an SNF against its peers.
  • How to leverage good performance in a competitive market and to gain market share in a bundled payment, Medicare Advantage, pay-for-performance environment.

More information and registration information is available at this link.

http://hcmarketplace.com/reducing-readmissions

 

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September 13, 2018 Posted by | Policy and Politics - Federal, Skilled Nursing | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Presentation Materials from LeadingAge New Orleans

For those of you that could not attend, I have attached the presentation and handouts/tools from our session on Care Coordination.  In addition to the Power Point (last attachment), there are a number of documents including (but not limited to), clinical pathways, careplans, patient education materials, etc.  Anyone with questions on any of these materials, please contact me at hislop3@msn.com or via comment to this post.

Week Care Coordination Rounds Weekly Progress Note

Weekly Cardiac Assessment (2)

Living with Chronic lung disease

Pulmonary pathway

Knee Arthroplasty pathway

Hip Arthroplasty pathway

Energy Conservation

Decision for Ortho Surgery

Care Coordination Journey

Clinical Pathyways

Cardiac pathway

Care Coordination Updated

 

November 6, 2017 Posted by | Policy and Politics - Federal, Skilled Nursing | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Conference Presentation

In September, I spoke at the Kairos Health conference in Pennsylvania on request/behalf of HCPro.  The topic was on upcoming/current regulatory and compliance issues in Post-Acute Care.  By request, I am providing the presentation on this site.  Readers can find it on the Reports and Other Documents Page.  The title is “Upcoming Post-Acute Regulatory Issues”.  It is free for viewing or download.  As always, questions, comments, etc. feel free to comment to this post or drop me a note at the email address provided on the Author page of this site.

October 13, 2016 Posted by | Policy and Politics - Federal, Skilled Nursing | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Leading Age Nashville Materials Uploaded

The  Power Point and pricing spreadsheet are now available on the Reports and Other Documents page.  They are free to download and use as desired.  I am finishing the Entrance Fee pricing spreadsheet and should have it uploaded by the end of the week.  Anyone who needs help or has questions may contact me via comment to this post (please provide a valid e-mail for reply) or directly to me at hislop3@msn.com

 

October 28, 2014 Posted by | Senior Housing | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Leading Age in Nashville

Once again, and in reply to a series of inquiries (those already in and those yet to come in), I will be in Nashville for the Leading Age Annual Conference.  And yes, I am speaking again – Monday, October 20th at 8:15 AM.  The session title is the “Intersection of Pricing and Marketing”.  The title is a bit misleading as the presentation is primarily focused on developing proper pricing strategies for CCRCs – financial, strategic and from a marketing perspective.  As always, the presentation will post on this site shortly after the Conference.  Hope to see everyone in Nashville!

October 6, 2014 Posted by | Senior Housing | , , , | 2 Comments

LeadingAge Presentation Uploaded

My presentation from this morning’s LeadingAge Annual Meeting session, “Data Driven Marketing Strategies” is available for free download on this site.  Go to the page titled “Reports and Other Documents” to access the Power Point.

October 29, 2013 Posted by | Senior Housing | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Presentation from Leading Age Annual Conference in Denver

I have uploaded the Power Point portion of the presentation I did at the recent Leading Age Annual Meeting and Conference in Denver per reader and attendee request.  You can find it and download it on the Reports and Other Documents page on this site.  The presentation is titled, “Value Propositions and Marketing”.  The content essentially covers the application and development of economic value propositions and their resulting use in developing marketing and pricing strategy.

October 25, 2012 Posted by | Senior Housing | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment