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Blog The Wisdom of Time Vitality Tips

“Face-to-face interaction and maintaining as well as building your family network are beneficial for the brain. So shut off the entertainment devices and spend time talking to each other.”

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Blog CMS Announces Delay in Effective Date for Medicare Programs Addressing Episode Payment Models (EPMs)

In the Friday May 19, 2017, 2017 Federal Register, The Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services published the final rule and decision regarding the Advancing Care Coordination through Episode Payment Models (EPMs); Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model; and Changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model.

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Blog CMS Announces Effective 1% Rate Increase and Contemplated Future Changes

On April 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released their annual skilled nursing facilities (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year 2018 and an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM).

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Press Is Regulatory Relief Coming with the Trump Administration?

One of the questions looming for health care providers these days is what will happen to the ever-evolving Bundled Payments for Care Initiative (BPCI) and demonstration projects?

Of course, opinions of these programs tend to differ, based on whether you are a service provider or a post-acute care provider, such as a skilled nursing facility. But as preparations to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act continue (albeit somewhat fractiously), we can anticipate, at the very least, a thorough review of the current programs and probably changes as well.

Mark Besch, VP of Clinical Operations for Aegis Therapies (a Senior Housing Forum partner), was in Washington, D.C. a couple months ago, at an industry hearing, and brought back with him some insider thoughts as to how these programs are doing and what changes might be in store with the new administration.

Read the full article and view the videos here.

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Blog Boost Your Magic Moments

What do world class companies have in common? Great products — yes — but more importantly, they deliver great customer experiences. What kind of experiences are you having?

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