Bundling: How Is It Working Out For Skilled Nursing Facilities?
The researchers; Jane Zhu, Viren Patel, Judy A. Shea, Mark D. Newman, and Rachel M. Werner; found that hospitals involved in the Medicare Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model and the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative generally followed one of two strategies with regard to skilled nursing facilities ...
What the Home Health Proposed Rule Suggests for the Future
This rule contains proposals on several areas pertaining to home health services both for the year beginning January 1, 2019 and beyond with the proposal of the patient-driven groupings model (PDGM) and the introduction of a new Medicare benefit for home infusion therapy. The areas that are covered include: CY ...
OSHA Proposes to Limit Information to be Reported Electronically by Certain Employers
Background: OSHA regulations require employers to collect a variety of information on occupational injuries and illnesses. Employers with more than 10 employees in most industries must keep those records at their establishments and must record each recordable employee injury and illness on an OSHA Form 300, the “Log of ...
Alzheimer's Disease Research: Help Recruit Volunteers
The NIA points to progress achieved so far in developing new ways to diagnose, treat, and potentially prevent Alzheimer's disease. This progress is due to the thousands of individuals who have volunteered to participate in clinical trials and other studies. According to the NIA, more than150 clinical trials ...
Rate Calculator: Proposed Home Health Medicare Rates for CY 2019
We have updated our popular Home Health Agency (HHA) Medicare Rate Calculator to incorporate proposed changes for CY 2019, that, if promulgated later this summer, will become effective Jan. 1, 2018.