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Here's How Nursing Homes Become Value-Based Performance Leaders

Posted by Rachel Verslues on May 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Value-based performance is about finding ways to improve the quality of care your nursing home delivers. Here are seven actions you can take that will allow you to maximize safety and efficiency, improve clinical outcomes, and earn financial rewards: 

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Topics: care coordination, nursing homes, value-based performance, value-based payments, EMR

3 Ways Nursing Homes Can Prepare for Value-Based Payments

Posted by Rachel Verslues on May 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Medicare’s Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing program is still a few years from launch. But that’s no excuse to sit back and wait for value-based payment mandates to kick in. In order to keep up with the healthcare industry’s movement to value-based reimbursements, nursing homes (and other healthcare organizations) need to be evaluating the quality of care they deliver, the health and satisfaction of residents, and the level of efficiency at which they operate – right now. You also need to be planning and taking steps to ensure you will be able to maintain financial stability under upcoming value-based programs that focus on quality, health outcomes, and cost.

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Topics: nursing homes, value-based performance, value-based programs, value-based payments, EMR

Value-Based Performance: What Every Nursing Home Should Understand

Posted by Rachel Verslues on May 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Understanding the basic concepts of value-based performance is necessary in the aftermath of fee-for-service healthcare. Here are three key things every nursing home needs to recognize (sooner than later) about value-based performance models:

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Topics: nursing homes, value-based performance, value-based payments

Care Coordination Proves to be a Hot Topic for All

Posted by Rachel Verslues on May 2, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Coordinating care—sounds easy enough. But, what does it truly mean to implement care coordination within your organization and why is it such a big deal?

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Topics: care coordination, value-based care, value-based performance

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