Given the state of the healthcare business and human nature, I find myself more and more favoring managed care plansRead More
I hate articles like this one posted on the AARP website: ‘If I’d Had to Wait Until 67 for Medicare, I’d Be Dead’.
AARP – A Rant
In fairness, I am not a huge fan of AARP. They bill themselves as an organization that exists to protect the interests of seniors and, while they do focus on topics that are important to seniors, they mostly exist to sell products and services to seniors, enriching AARP management.
Last week I provided some context as to how Medicare was compelled to implement the new hospital readmission penalties. With this rule change, they have created a great opportunity for skilled nursing facilities and medical model assisted living communities to improve their market position.Read More
According to Kaiser Health News beginning October 2012, more than 2,000 hospitals will see a penalty of up to 1% for excessive re-admissions. Current statistics show that 1 in 5 Medicare residents are readmitted within 30 days of discharge. This is bad for the patients and expensive for all of us.Read More
“Patients with Alzheimer’s disease face an increased chance of adverse outcomes within one year of being hospitalized . . .”I swiped the headline without apology from this article. . . .Setting The StageLast...Read More
I spent the last three days at the Aging Services of California (not-for-profit owners and...Read More
A quick Reminder: My survey on the use of social media by senior housing housing communities is still open and I would appreciate it, if you would participate. Take the survey HERE Miserable useless burden, is...Read More
Last week I challenged the Kaiser Family Foundation article that predicted an impending critical shortage of nursing home beds (You can read that article HERE). My premise was not that there is no problem, but rather that they...Read More
This past week Kaiser Health News published an article titled “The Coming Nursing Home Shortage”...Read More
This guest blog was written by Matt Anderson of Marden Rehabilitation With the recent CMS changes, it is going to be more important than ever to partner up with a quality therapy company. Because compliance and quality...Read More
The 11.1% Medicare Cuts to Skilled Nursing Communities I confess that this is a politically...Read More