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April 2018: Compliance Newsletter

Posted on May 03, 2018

The development and implementation of physician contracts can be extremely complicated. When developing these contracts, the Stark Laws and Anti-kickback statutes have to be taken into consideration. The Stark Law was enacted almost 30 years ago and was developed to remove financial motivations for physicians to order unnecessary testing, and to control overall health care costs.

April 2018: LTC Newsletter

Posted on May 03, 2018

In 2016, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) performed an overhaul of long-term care (LTC) requirements. Due to the significant number of changes and the time needed to become compliant, CMS developed a phased implementation approach. There are three implementation deadlines. The first, November 28, 2016 included those changes that were simple to implement.

April 2018: Clinical Connection

Posted on April 10, 2018

It is a known fact that the best teams achieve greater results and do better than others. In a recent two-year study of 200 teams completed by Google, they tried to identify what motivates the most effective teams and what the character traits and skills are that make up these teams.

April C4 Newsletter

Posted on April 06, 2018

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March 2018: Clinical Connection

Posted on March 16, 2018

This week, there has been greater emphasis on patient safety by some of the leading organizations
such as IHI, AHA, Lucien Leape Institute, AHRQ, and their partners. The data published at
the end of 2017 suggest that health care organizations have made some improvement in patient
safety. While reviewing the numerous websites and articles, most suggesting that patient
safety should be a #1 priority, this writer reflected on personal experiences in boardrooms, hospital
agendas, and where patient safety falls.

March C4 Newsletter

Posted on March 10, 2018

Join us for more informational webinars that will help you prepare for survey, optimize your swing bed program, understand what interim executives bring to your organization, and discuss the importance of social determinants of health as it relates to the CHNA. Hope to see your name on the attendee list!

February 2018 Compliance Newsletter

Posted on February 22, 2018

According to Investopedia, marketing is about product, place, price, and promotion. Promo-
tion often includes activities such as offering rewards, discounts, or free products. A search of

the marketing techniques on the internet provides a multitude of advice of how to incentivize

customers. What most people do not realize is that in healthcare many of the common prac-
tice methods of incentivizing customers or inducing referrals is illegal based upon concerns

that the practice could affect both the quality and cost of care.

February 2018: Clinical Connection

Posted on February 22, 2018

One of the goals of fast-developing technology has been to im-
prove communication, yet organizations still struggle with communi-
cation. Take a moment, and think about the ways we use technolo-
gy in health care; the EMR to describe patient problems, treat-
ments, plan of care, report service delivery, patient progress or lack

thereof, and interdisciplinary communication.

Februaury C4 Newsletter

Posted on February 22, 2018

A recent posting from CMS included the selection of 32 new quality measures for 2018, and NQF has submitted recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for 35 standardized performance measures on February 1. Based on these two initiatives, it becomes apparent that even greater emphasis is being placed on quality and patient safety.

January C4 Newsletter

Posted on February 22, 2018

The concept of strategic planning and the structure around it is relatively simple, yet the thoughts and ultimately the energy to create ideas to support success is the real challenge. Dialogue and decision-making relative to priorities should always be the focus with questions and discussion that address such topics as the future vision, significant challenges, the value proposition, the strategic milestone to achieve the vision, and the 4-7 critical steps to overcome any potential obstacles.