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Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA

Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA
President and CEO, Harmony Healthcare International (HHI)
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Top 25 Regulatory Updates for the Nursing Home Industry

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Thu, Jul 02, 2020

C.A.R.E.S.

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Topics: Regulatory

Five-Star Health Inspections, Staffing (PBJ and CMI), and Quality Measures

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Fri, May 29, 2020

C.A.R.E.S.

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Topics: Five-Star

Isolation and Quality Care Top 10 Criterion You Need to Know: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Repost

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Tue, May 26, 2020

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency


As the Coronavirus pandemic evolves, we are actively observing our world change at an exponential pace.  Despite this rapid change, the commitment level of the team at Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) has not deviated from our uppermost dedication to you, your staff and most importantly, to our role in helping you provide the highest quality care to your residents.

First, and most importantly, the safety of you, your staff and your residents remain the number one priority.  Most of you have readily adapted and maintained our Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) services using remote access.  We are grateful for your flexibility and appreciate your awareness of the potential risks of missing your monthly medical record reviews.  Many scenarios cannot be recouped and a heightened focus on care and reimbursement is essential to successfully navigate the upcoming months.

This leads me into a very important subject matter that fits the current world situation:

Isolation of patient’s with infectious diseases.

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Topics: Isolation, coronavirus, COVID-19

Medicare Minute: COVID ICD-10

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Wed, May 20, 2020

C.A.R.E.S.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/RehabEducation/Efficiency • Survey

 


Medicare Minute with Kris Mastrangelo: COVID ICD-10

COVID019 ICD-10-WEB
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Topics: Skilled Nursing, COVID-19

Medicare Minute: Spell of Illness

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Wed, May 13, 2020

C.A.R.E.S.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/RehabEducation/Efficiency • Survey

 


Medicare Minute with Kris Mastrangelo: Spell of Illness

Spell of Illness-WEB

 

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Topics: Skilled Nursing, COVID-19

Medicare Minute: 3 Night Qualifying Stay

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Fri, May 08, 2020

C.A.R.E.S.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/RehabEducation/Efficiency • Survey

 


Medicare Minute with Kris Mastrangelo: 3 Night Qualifying Stay

3NightQualifyingStay-WEB
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Topics: Skilled Nursing, COVID-19

Medicare Minute: Skilling the COVID-19 Patient

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Fri, Apr 24, 2020

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/RehabEducation/Efficiency


Medicare Minute with Kris Mastrangelo: Skilling the COVID-19 Patient

Skilling the COVID-19 Patient
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Topics: Skilled Nursing, COVID-19

COVID-19 Seniors at Risk: Top 8 Things to Prevent Death

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Fri, Apr 10, 2020

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency


The CDC, CMS, AHCA and all State Associations are working around the clock to assist Skilled Nursing Facilities with navigating through this unprecedented time.  The resources are available, but it may difficult for operations to problem solve and prioritize due to the overwhelming risk and mortality of the senior population from COVID-19.

Coronavirus is a member of larger “family of viruses” called Coronaviruses (which includes the common cold). The name is derived from the shape of the virus at the molecular level, it looks like a “crown” with projections.  Those spikes on the virus allow it to stick to human cells and proceed to take over the normal cellular structure and then replicate itself.  This family of viruses has been around over 50 years.  COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) is the 7th coronavirus known to effect humans.

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Topics: Regulatory, coronavirus, COVID-19

Isolation and Quality Care Top 10 Criterion You Need to Know: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Sun, Mar 22, 2020

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency


As the Coronavirus pandemic evolves, we are actively observing our world change at an exponential pace.  Despite this rapid change, the commitment level of the team at Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) has not deviated from our uppermost dedication to you, your staff and most importantly, to our role in helping you provide the highest quality care to your residents.

First, and most importantly, the safety of you, your staff and your residents remain the number one priority.  Most of you have readily adapted and maintained our Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) services using remote access.  We are grateful for your flexibility and appreciate your awareness of the potential risks of missing your monthly medical record reviews.  Many scenarios cannot be recouped and a heightened focus on care and reimbursement is essential to successfully navigate the upcoming months.

This leads me into a very important subject matter that fits the current world situation:

Isolation of patient’s with infectious diseases.

Read More

Topics: Isolation, coronavirus, COVID-19

Coronavirus and Influenza Outbreak: Top 20 Things You Need to Know

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Fri, Mar 06, 2020

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency


  1. Number one goal is to prevent the virus from entering the Skilled Nursing Facility.
  2. If a virus enters the Skilled Nursing Facility, place full court press with goal to prevent the spread of infection.
  3. If there is a confirmed or suspected influenza outbreak, implement Outbreak Control Measures.
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Topics: coronavirus

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