SNF H1N1 Update: This Year’s Flu Vaccination Effort Won’t Be Business As Usual

Posted on 27. Aug, 2009 by in Clinical Notes.

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Who’s first in line for swine flu vaccinations? Answer may surprise you.

Your long-term care facility will have more shots at keeping staff and residents flu-free in the coming months — literally.

Although the seasonal influenza

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Does Your SNF Have an H1N1 Disaster Plan?

Posted on 27. Aug, 2009 by in Surveys & Compliance.

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If not, here’s a cool tool that’ll give you a leg up.

The swine flu virus isn’t more deadly than other flu strains, but it’s got some other scary characteristics that make a pandemic/epidemic disaster plan more…

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New Ways To Stop Clostridium Difficile in SNFs?

Posted on 19. Aug, 2009 by in Clinical Notes.

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Scientific Sleuths Are Closing in on How  Antibiotics Spur C. Diff Transmission

Clostridium difficile is definitely one difficult superbug for SNFs, particularly because people over 65 are more vulnerable to C. diff than most.

But researchers

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Revenue-Boosting ICD-9 Tips for SNF Coders

Posted on 19. Aug, 2009 by in Reimbursement.

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Experts reveal fifth-digit moves than can support medical necessity for hospital admission.

Ready to stop denials? Master these diagnosis coding strategies.

1. Use the most specific codes possible to communicate the resident’s condition. You may have

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SNF Survey Savvy: Can You Spot Drug Diversion Warning Signs?

Posted on 19. Aug, 2009 by in Surveys & Compliance.

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SNF risk management experts tell you how to spot & stop this all-too-common problem.

Drug diversion can land your nursing facility a spot on the nightly news — or worse.

Beware: In nursing homes, drug diversion is

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SNF PPS Final Rule: Ready for a New Set of RUGs?

Posted on 19. Aug, 2009 by in Breaking News.

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The Countdown Is on for the Biggest Change to SNF Payment Since PPS Bulldozed the Playing Field

CMS recently published the SNF PPS final rule, which cuts payment…

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