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Celebrating the Holidays: Rules on Leaving a SNF During a Medicare Covered Stay

With Thanksgiving day fast approaching and Christmas a little over a month away, Medicare beneficiaries in skilled nursing facilities (SNF) can attend family gatherings without losing their coverage. In a Nov. 21 Alert, Toby S. Edelman, Ed.M., JD., Senior Policy Attorney at the Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA), warns residents and their families to beef […]

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Shorter Stays in a SNF Tied to Higher Risk for Hospital Readmission

New York University (NYU) School of Medicine researchers says that high hospital readmission rates indicate that many elderly patients with heart failure may be sent home too soon from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The recent study shows that the risk of hospital readmission among patients with heart failure discharged home after staying at a SNF is high—almost

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EMR’s Impact on Functional Recovery in Older Adults

Enhanced Medical Rehabilitation (EMR) which includes goal-oriented, motivational physical and occupational therapy, helps older patients recover more fully from broken hips, strokes and other ailments that lead to admission to skilled nursing facilities (SNF) for rehabilitation, according to researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) in St. Louis. According to researchers, EMR –

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National Study Says SNF Occupancy Rates on the Increase.

Last month, the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) reported that the occupancy in U.S. skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) reached 83.7 percent in the first quarter of 2019, this being the first year-over-year increase since January 2015. NIC’s first quarter 2019 Skilled Nursing Data Report showed increased occupancy in both rural and urban

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Study Looks at Impact of SNF, Home Care, on Hospital Readmission Rates and Care Costs

Post-acute care costs continue to rise throughout the nation with nearly 90 percent of Medicare patients discharged to post-acute care receive that care in either a skilled nursing facility or home health care. Researchers say that is known about the differences in outcomes and costs between these two levels of care. But a newly published study’s

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