SNF Care and Adverse Events

“An estimated 22 percent of Medicare beneficiaries experienced adverse events during their SNF stays. An additional 11 percent of Medicare beneficiaries experienced temporary harm events during their SNF stays. Physician reviewers determined that 59 percent of these adverse events and temporary harm events were clearly or likely preventable. They attributed much of the preventable harm to substandard treatment, inadequate resident monitoring, and failure or delay of necessary care.” – Adverse Events in Skilled Nursing Facilities: National Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries


According to this recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) government report, findings show that 37% of the adverse events were related to medications and 37% were medical care issues. The OIG recommends that AHRQ and CMS raise awareness surrounding nursing home safety to reduce preventable events.


LINTECH’s COMET allows its users to track and manage all of these adverse events, thereby increasing the likelihood of preventing them and/or minimizing their impact.


To help your LTPAC organization better serve patients and track and manage this important information, and to aid in avoiding adverse events, LINTECH’s COMET delivers a fully-integrated and comprehensive software system encompassing all areas of activities within LTPAC facilities:


  1. Resident Information & Census (ADT) Suite: Collect and track all the critical information about your residents, from their pre-admission, through their stay within your facility and until they are discharged.
  2. Resident/Patient Accounts Suite: Manage charge capture, billing, receivables and resident trust funds.
  3. EMR/Clinical Suite: Accurate, complete electronic medical records, from initial referral, through treatment, to discharge, and even follow-up.
  4. Financial & Administrative Suite: Manage your accounting and administering your business processes at the user, department and facility levels.


Learn more about LINTECH’s COMET by clicking here. As your partner in LTPAC, LINTECH keeps a pulse on trending industry topics to keep your organization in the know. So call (877) 4-LINTEC or email today to schedule a demo and see how we can help you to track and manage adverse events in your organization – and much more!