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Mega-Rule Quick Reference Guide

Posted by Richter on Jul 17, 2017 5:24:34 PM

In September 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid released its long-awaited nursing facility “Mega-Rule” – also called the Final Rule – so named because it represents by far the most comprehensive revision of CMS’ requirements for nursing homes since 1991.

The overarching goal of the Mega-Rule is to improve patient care and safety for the nearly 1.5 million residents in the more than 15,000 long-term care facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. 

Our 2016 Mega-Rule Quick Reference Guide will help your facility to better understand the Mega-Rule and its specific components.

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Topics: Medicaid Consulting

QAPI—Your Guide to the New LTPAC and SNF Standard for Quality Assurance and Performance

Posted by Richter on Jul 17, 2017 5:19:16 PM

In long-term post-acute care settings, the only thing that is constant is change. There is, however, one process that endures—Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement, or QAPI.

Richter Healthcare Consultants’ Clinical Consulting team works closely with our skilled nursing facility (SNF) and home health clients to provide education, technical assistance and support in the development of a QAPI program. 

Our QAPI e-book includes the following chapters:

  1. What is QAPI? Understanding QAPI Basics
  2. The Five Elements of QAPI
  3. The 12 Steps of QAPI
  4. Implementing Performance Improvement Projects (PIP) as a Part of a QAPI Program
  5. Implementing QAPI Program Planning and Processes
  6. Case Study: How One Facility Uses QAPI to Overcome Significant Challenges
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Topics: QAPI Consulting

Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) and Process

Posted by Richter on Jul 17, 2017 5:07:14 PM

Is your healthcare business running as efficiently as possible?

Learn how your organization can optimize the process of Revenue Cycle Management with our e-book, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) and Process

Inside you will find:

  • The 7 Keys to Effective Revenue Cycle Management
  • A detailed outline of the process of Revenue Cycle Management
  • Tips for a successful Revenue Cycle Management process
  • How an effective process can maximize quality of care

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management

CMS Quality Measures Five Star Quick Reference Guide

Posted by Richter on Jul 17, 2017 4:57:31 PM

As an LTPAC facility, it is imperative your team members understand quality measures and how they are calculated in order to minimize any negative impact to your Five-Star rating. 

Download your Complimentary Quality Measures/Five Star Quick Reference Guide to:

  • Get descriptions of the 6 new quality measures added to the calculations that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services utilizes for the Five Star Quality Ratings
  • How the numerator, denominator, exclusions and covariates will be calculated
  • Additional details your team needs to know on each measure

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Topics: Clinical Consulting

Is Working with an Outsourcing Firm Worth the Investment?

Posted by Richter on Jul 17, 2017 4:51:34 PM

All successful businesses have to generate revenue. But it is not enough to just generate revenue, you must also collect the revenue.

Due to continual changes and the many demands in the LTPAC industry, you may be surprised how easily and often revenue goes uncollected. Therefore, outsourcing business services is not only becoming acceptable, it is becoming a toolkit solution.

Get our guide, Is Working with an Outsourcing Firm Worth the Investment? to discover:

  • The 5 most common reasons revenue may NOT be getting collected at your organization
  • Signs of inefficiencies you don’t want to miss
  • How to select an outsourcing firm
  • How to determine ROI with an outsourcing firm

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management

5 Questions Every C-Suite Executive Should be Asking About Operational Efficiency

Posted by Richter on Jul 17, 2017 4:32:48 PM

Are changes in the industry constantly challenging your way of doing business?

Get our eBook, 5 Questions Every C-Suite Executive Should Be Asking About Operational Efficiency, to better discern where your organization falls. You’ll get key points within:

  • Minimizing risks
  • Managing costs
  • Improving clinical outcomes
  • Managing resources
  • Measuring performance

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Topics: Financial Consulting

Post Acute Care: A Model Delivery System

Posted by Richter on Jul 17, 2017 4:27:17 PM

How ready is your skilled nursing facility for the new era of payment and care delivery? The reimbursement and care delivery landscape is changing for LTPAC providers.

Value Based Purchasing (aka VBP) is part of the CMS initiative to link payment to performance, while also incorporating the different aspects of healthcare delivery.

Is your organization ready?

Get our eBook, Post-Acute Care: A Model Delivery System, to find out:

  • Why staffing levels are no longer a simple resident-to-staff ratio
  • How the Five-Star Quality Rating System can affect your organization
  • What survey results will be posted online
  • How to avoid hospital readmissions
  • And more

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Topics: Financial Consulting

Medicare Daily Skilled Charting Quick Reference Guide

Posted by Richter on Jul 17, 2017 4:18:01 PM

Are you complying with Medicare skilled charting requirements? 

Thorough charting will better assure that Medicare requirements are being met and will result in better preparation for potential audits. 

Our easy to use quick reference guide, Medicare Daily Skilled Charting Guidelines, provides documentation on many different skilled services, including:

  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Bed Mobility, Transferring, Ambulation, Eating, Dressing/Grooming, Toilet Use, Personal Hygiene
  • I.M. or I.V. Medication Administration
  • Impaired Cognition/Behaviors

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Topics: Medicaid Consulting, Clinical Consulting

RUGS III to RUGS IV-57 Crosswalk

Posted by Richter on Jul 6, 2017 4:49:18 PM

Staying up to date with state regulatory changes and deadlines is a headache you don’t have time for.

With our RUGS III to RUGS IV-57 Crosswalk, you can stay on top of regulatory changes and help ensure facilities like yours reduce the risk for negative outcomes.

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Topics: Clinical Consulting