Skilled Nursing Facilities

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Top 10 Hospices by Total Medicare Payments

Hospice care, unlike other varieties of long-term care, does not aim to cure a patient’s terminal illness. Caregivers instead focus on providing support for patients while treating their daily symptoms. Hospice services are primarily provided in a patient’s home, but can also be available in hospitals, nursing homes, and hospice…

Assisted Living Facilities
Who Receives Care at Assisted Living Facilities?

As the population of Americans over 65 grows, the healthcare industry must respond to increased demands for affordable, comprehensive long-term care. Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) are playing a specialized role in the long-term care industry for older Americans seeking to live independently while also having access to limited daily assistance and…

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Skilled Nursing Facility Reimbursement: Trouble Ahead?

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is urging CMS to implement an alternate Medicare reimbursement model for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) before a new clinical groupings model is in place. The current model of Resource Utilization Groups (RUGS) has been criticized as incentivizing the overutilization of resources, as well as demanding…

SNF Quality Care Measures
Making SNF Care More Cost-Effective with Better Outcomes

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) are an important long-term care option for the aging U.S. population. They are essential in delivering quality care that is cost-effective. SNFs primarily differ from nursing homes in that SNF care is often covered by Medicare while nursing homes are not. Additionally, SNFs often serve as…

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UPMC to Change Payment Model for Skilled Nursing Facilities

UPMC to Change Payment Model for Skilled Nursing Facilities UPMC is launching the second phase of a new model of nursing home care this month that will dramatically change the way participating facilities are paid. The project, Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations using Evidence-based Interventions for Nursing Facilities in western Pennsylvania (RAVEN),…

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Long Term Care: Can it Keep Up with Aging Population?

It is no secret that the aging population has a huge impact on the healthcare system. Public healthcare and finance systems have to transition to keep up with the societal aging. The amount of seniors have been growing more rapidly since the baby boomer population started turning 65 several years…

Top 10 Largest Skilled Nursing Facility Corporations

Skilled Nursing Facilities provide long-term care to our ever aging population.  They are instrumental in the delivery of cost-effective, quality care for this segment of the U.S. population. Definitive Healthcare’s Skilled Nursing Facilities database tracks 415 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) corporations and 17,926 individual Skilled Nursing Facilities.  Here is a list…

Patient Safety Should Include Preventing Falls

When thinking of hospital safety, what often comes to mind is safety from germs and possible infections.  Hospitals are not only assumed to be as sterile as possible, but that they will be safe for patients to navigate around. Unfortunately, however, patient falls are among the most commonly reported adverse…