Among alternatives to hospitalization are skilled nursing care
facilities, home health care, and hospices.
The rate cuts will in fact deprive Medi-Cal patients of access to skilled nursing care
by causing many facilities to close or withdraw from Medi-Cal.
The OIG will study whether the Medicare program wrongfully pays for skilled nursing care
in situations where the qualifying hospital stay is determined not to be medically necessary.
Thirty-two beds in a fifth-floor ward are being used as medical-surgical beds even though they are licensed for skilled nursing care
- essentially a convalescent hospital.
In releasing the report, Charles Roadman, II, MD, president and CEO of AHCA, said, "The analysis brings the skilled nursing care
funding crisis home--to Americans in every state.
If and when a resident moves from independent or assisted living to skilled nursing care
, the resident's file will automatically flow into the appropriate software--including the MDS, care plans, and billing--for efficient care and data management.
A facility in a West Los Angeles home would be for veterans who need skilled nursing care
At last count we have eight accreditation "product lines," including home healthcare, home medical equipment, behavioral healthcare, foster care and skilled nursing care
subsidiaries operate skilled nursing facilities and a rehabilitation therapy business, which focus on creating a culture that attracts and retains an innovative, caring and ethical team that provides high-quality care to patients, and has a strong reputation for treating patients who require a high level of skilled nursing care
and extensive rehabilitation therapy.
The program up to this point has offered three levels of care: acute inpatient care for communicable and noncommunicable tuberculosis patients; skilled nursing care
for communicable and noncommunicable patients capable of limited self-care; and medical management and supervision for noncommunicable patients at the Acton Rehabilitation Center.
AHCA's goals regarding Medicare are to see that critical adjustments to the Prospective Payment System are made to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries have access to the skilled nursing care
The hospital was spared but suffered $14 million in cuts that took effect later that year, including a 30 percent reduction in skilled nursing care
and elimination of an eye clinic and nine other outpatient services.
Wound care, specifically the kind of high-tech wound care that transcends simple gauze and tape dressings, is a major reason for admission into subacute or skilled nursing care
settings under Medicare Part A.
The Board of Supervisors will vote next month whether to approve the settlement that will help provide lifetime skilled nursing care
for the child.
Although Diakon's Medicaid mix in its skilled nursing care
areas decreased in 2005 to 56.