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February 6, 2017

Demonstrating Benefits of Information Technology: Changes in LTPAC Reimbursements Under the Affordable Care Act (Part 4 of 4)

  In today’s world, almost everything is automated and computerized. While technology certainly makes lives easier for LTPAC employees, it also provides a great number of benefits for LTPAC facilities and providers to remain in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and ensure that reimbursements can be made in a timely and proper manner. […]

January 13, 2017

Reimbursement Based on Transparency and Accountability: Changes in LTPAC Reimbursements Under the Affordable Care Act (Part 3 of 4)

  Despite the political turmoil surrounding the recent election, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, is still very much in place and will probably be for at least some time as lawmakers hash out revisions to some of the plan’s components. However, many components will stay in place, specifically those that relate […]

September 16, 2016

Financial Disclosure: Changes in LTPAC Reimbursements Under the Affordable Care Act (Part 2 of 4)

  In our previous blog, we discussed how the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, included changes to physician reimbursements, specifically with tethering the value and quality of services provided to reimbursements. While defining quality may seem ambiguous, the act makes note of several crucial components, financial disclosure being one of them.   […]

July 22, 2016

Value, not Volume: Changes in LTPAC Reimbursements Under the Affordable Care Act (Part 1 of 4)

  As the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, grows from abstract concepts and lists of rules and regulations and enters its infancy, healthcare providers and LTPAC facilities are going to start seeing short-term and long-term effects of the plan, specifically with regard to the way that physicians and facilities are reimbursed for […]

April 1, 2016

Cyber Security Policy for Your LTPAC Facility: Sample Cyber Security Policy (Part 5 of 5)

  We have addressed the 3 major components of a cyber security policy (physical, administrative and technical) in previous blogs.  We can now use these 3 components to create a comprehensive outline of a sample cyber security policy for your LTPAC facility.   Organization and Components While your cyber security policy will drastically vary from facility […]

March 8, 2016

Cyber Security Policy for Your LTPAC Facility: The Technical Safeguard Components (Part 4 of 5)

  Now that we have mentioned the first two components of a cyber security policy (administrative and physical) in the previous blogs, it is time to address the third, and arguably the most crucial, component of a cyber security policy for an LTPAC facility – the technical components.   Technical Safeguards Technical safeguards, as defined […]

March 1, 2016

Americans Live Longer Than Ever – It’s All About Good Genes

  Nowadays, a record number of Americans gets to celebrate their 100th birthday and even live beyond that age, as was recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  In 2014 more than 72,000 centenarians lived in the USA (of which 80% were females), representing a leap of 40% compared to the […]

February 19, 2016

Cyber Security Policy for your LTPAC Facility: the Administrative Safeguard Components (Part 3 of 5)

  As discussed in the previous blogs, a cyber security policy is crucial for any facility operating within the LTPAC industry.  While physical security components are the first line of defense against physical cyber intrusions, a second crucial layer is to develop a comprehensive plan addressing administrative safeguards.   Administrative Safeguards Administrative safeguards, as defined […]

February 3, 2016

Cyber Security Policy for Your LTPAC Facility:  The Physical Safeguard Components (Part 2 of 5)

  As we discussed in the previous blog, a cyber security policy is crucial for any facility operating within the LTPAC industry. It is vital that there is a policy in place to deal with security issues and standards surrounding hardware, software, patient files, employee records, payment information, and internal communications.   The First, and […]

January 18, 2016

Cyber Security Policy for LTPAC (Part 1 of 5)

  In today’s digital age, almost everything is electronic:  medical records, documentation, communication, files, and more.  In the LTPAC industry, you deal with sensitive and confidential information on a daily basis, whether it is patient files, employee records, payment information, or internal communications. While you may not think that your facility is a high-risk target […]