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Partnering With Hospitals Can Boost SNF Referrals

Relias

As an SNF operator, one strategy to rebuild occupancy and increase revenues is to partner with a local hospital and become part of its SNF-preferred network. Many hospitals are establishing preferred SNF networks to refer their patients for continued care. She encouraged hospital providers to increase the amount to 80%-90%.

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CMS Creates Additional Place of Service Code for Telehealth

Social Work Blog

Following a recent update from the Center for Medicare, and Medicaid Services (CMS), NASW has received multiple inquiries regarding telehealth place of service codes (POS) for Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance companies.

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14 Years of Obamacare: The ACA’s Impact on Social Determinants of Health and Social Workers’ Role

Social Work Blog

have expanded Medicaid to provide health insurance coverage and health care access to more individuals and families than ever before. Social workers are essential team members in hospitals, primary care, specialty care, and community-based organizations. Today, 40 states and D.C.

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Guest Post: Interview with Author of Breakdown: A Clinician’s Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry

Bipolar Bandit

I can authorize involuntary transfers of patients to hospitals. When patients with serious mental illness are not in jail or hospitalized, crisis can occur anywhere. I evaluate patients at hospital emergency rooms and inpatient medical units. . My job is to make this happen. What do you mean by “mobile”? It’s very common.

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Title V and Maternal Mortality: Federal Funding to Save Lives

Relias

In 2006, California established the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), a public-private partnership that brings together healthcare providers, hospitals, health plans, public health agencies, and consumer groups to improve maternal health and reduce disparities.

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What You Need To Know About Value-Based Payment Models

Relias

But momentum will continue, since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in 2021 that it plans to transition fully to value-based reimbursement by 2030. By 2005, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began piloting value-based care programs that linked payment to quality measures.

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7 Steps To Prevent Pressure Sores

Relias

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires all health facilities in the Medicare program to track and report data reflecting pressure injury development on all clients. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s patient safety tool, Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals , also provides helpful guidance.