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May 1, 2008

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  • Scorecard of red flags helps improve the discharge process

    Successful discharge planning is a much more complex process than simply moving patients safely out the door, so it follows that evaluating your discharge planning process also might be a complex proposition.
  • Mercy Health to put med reconciliation online

    The Joint Commission in 2006 initiated a new standard that demands "accurate and complete reconciliation of medications across the continuum of care," but nurses and case managers at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City were way ahead of them. Long troubled by discrepancies in patients' in-hospital and at-home medications, they already had a solution in the works.
  • Guest Column: Effective discharge planning defined

    In this age of evidence-based practice and cost containment in health care, effective discharge planning is increasingly important. But how is effective discharge planning defined and measured?
  • Discharging frail elderly population

    Preparing to discharge a frail, elderly patient is a task that shouldn't be taken lightly in any setting, but for Priscilla F. Cutler, MSW, LICSW, MFA, ensuring that an elderly patient's safety net is in place can prove challenging in a mountainous, lightly populated area of New Hampshire.
  • Underperforming nursing homes named by CMS

    Sometimes the bright light of unwanted attention can spur improvement, and that's the theory behind the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) decision to publish the names of underperforming nursing homes.
  • CMS offers overview on Medicare/Medicaid appeals

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has created a free brochure outlining the five levels of the Medicare Part A and Part B appeals process. The overview describes the process and provides details on where to get more information about Medicare appeals.
  • For the Record: New ABN alters voluntary notification

    Medicare providers by now should have begun using the revised advance beneficiary notice (ABN) of coverage to let participants know when Medicare is unlikely to cover their care.