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AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Improving Patient-Care Through Innovative Post-Discharge Model

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Thu, Jan 03, 2019


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


Interview with Ronald Payne, CEO of Southwest LTC 

Pam Duchene, Vice President of Education and Training at Harmony Healthcare International (HHI), interviews Ronald Payne, CEO of Southwest LTC, in the AHCA Provider Lounge.   Ronald discusses the innovative post-discharge model that his East Texas market has rolled out.  By providing handheld medication monitoring devices to his patients post-discharge Southwest LTC aims to prevent issues with medication reconciliation.   Working alongside local pharmacists, Southwest LTC's post-discharge initiative has dropped their RTAs to below 10%.  Watch the video below for the full interview.

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Topics: Discharge Planning

Why We Love the Discharge Process (And so should you!)

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Thu, May 29, 2014

To maintain a viable Medicare program in the skilled nursing facility setting, leadership must analyze the admission and discharge process for the Medicare Part A beneficiary. Case management by the Rehabilitation professional is one of the primary factors affecting clinically appropriate stay.  Additionally, the Medicare team in the facility must have a standard procedure for handling patients who are admitted with the expectation of returning home after a brief period for Rehabilitation.  The discharge process begins once the patient crosses the threshold of the facility.

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Topics: Medicare Part A, Discharge Planning, Care Planning

Optimizing Medicare Part A Length of Stay with Discharge Planning

Posted by The Harmony Team on Thu, Jun 14, 2012
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Topics: Medicare Part A, LOS, Length of Stay, Discharge Planning, Medicare Length of Stay

Discharge Planning: Determining Prior Level of Function

Posted by The Harmony Team on Wed, Jun 06, 2012
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Topics: Rehab, ADL, Discharge Planning, Cognitive Patterns, Rehab Case Management

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