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September 13, 2018

The Opioid Crisis Among Seniors

The Opioid Crisis Among Seniors While it is rare that a week will go by without news about the Opioid Crisis in the US, it is less known that some of the most underreported victims are seniors. According to a US Senate report a full one third of people with a Medicare prescription drug plan […]

September 7, 2018

The Advantages of a Data-Driven Approach for LTPAC

The Present: By some estimates, LTPAC organizations nationwide generate over 500 gigabytes of data. This is essentially a gold mine. With the right tools and data scientists, data becomes actionable and can improve organizational efficiency in terms of both time and money spent. The obvious question remains, however: How can this practically be done? The […]

August 28, 2018

Vendor Affiliation Opportunities In LTPAC

 Vendor affiliation opportunities in LTPAC facilities have proven to make a significant impact. In this competitive environment for the LTPAC industry, every dollar counts, and Vendor Affiliations can be a great deal for LTPAC organizations. Vendor Affiliation and Cooperation occurs when Vendors work with LTPAC organizations to sell their products, typically with a percentage going to […]

July 20, 2018

Precision Medicine Treatments at LTPAC Facilities

Precision Medicine is at the vanguard of medical care. With a market size of over $40 billion in 2016 and an estimated market of $141 billion in 2026, this approach has already arrived and promises to grow even more in the near future. Simply put, Precision Medicine enables the investigation of various diseases by evaluating […]

June 27, 2018

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in LTPAC Facilities

Machine learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are making a big splash in the medical technology field today in general and LTPAC market in particular. The amount of data in the LTPAC market can help hospitals and nursing homes operate more efficiently; according to a recent report, the market is expected to exceed $10 billion by 2024.   Through the use of pattern recognition technologies, facilities will better serve patients while increasing their […]

June 1, 2018

Medicare’s New Value-Driven Purchasing from LTPAC

SNF Value-driven purchasing (VBP) is a new Medicare payment program supported by the CMS and is aimed at shifting reimbursement “from volume to value.” This new framework is intended to prioritize the holistic needs of the patient, rather than simply focusing on the volume of services that a patient receives. Value-based payments seek to disincentivize […]

May 16, 2018

Interoperability between LTPAC facilities and hospitals – Why and How?

As the pressure on Long-Term Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) facilities to become ever more competitive grows, the need of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) and Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) to maintain a leading edge grows as well. As healthcare providers rely more and more on electronically stored data and patient information to make medical decisions and run […]

April 4, 2018

Natural Disasters and LTPAC Facilities: Preparing for an Earthquake (Part 2 of 4)

In the previous blog, we discussed the steps that an LTPAC facility can take to be prepared for a hurricane. Whereas there is advanced notice for a hurricane, earthquakes can strike anytime with absolutely zero warning. Therefore, it is important to prepare for an earthquake very differently than one would prepare for a hurricane or […]

January 31, 2018

Natural Disasters and LTPAC Facilities: Preparing for a Hurricane (Part 1 of 4)

2017 was a year filled with natural disasters. While many people lost homes, businesses, and even their lives, policies and procedures for evacuation and emergency management preparedness saved numerous lives and mitigated the potential for even more significant damage. However, nursing homes and other LTPAC facilities were woefully underprepared, as evidenced in several anecdotes of […]

October 15, 2017

ACA Repeal Attempts and LTPAC Technology Standards

  In our previous blog, we discussed the main aspects of LTPAC operations that were not likely to change in the event of a new or modified Republican healthcare plan: namely quality of care and privacy laws at a state and federal level. Another aspect that is not likely to change is that of the […]