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July 2022 | Issue 18
Solutions Spotlight
How Are Your Therapy Services Impacting Your Most Important Deliverables?

Now, more than ever, it is critical that providers achieve excellent patient outcomes for their short-term rehab patients. This includes both an excellent patient experience for “consumers” as well as efficient and effective stays that translate to competitive lengths of stay, episodic cost, and rehospitalization rates. Short-term rehab is likely your organization’s most well-recognized deliverable, and, as such, it is judged by referral sources and your consumer market as representative of the quality of your enterprise. Successful operators reap the benefits of these excellent outcomes with improved standing in their markets, resulting in increased census. They also reap the rewards of value-based purchasing incentives which can amount to as much as 2% of their total Medicare Part A reimbursement.
The Solutions Syllabus Summer Series on: Quality Measures 

This summer earn your CEUs with the Preferred Therapy Solutions Syllabus Series.
Health Insurance 101: Traditional Funding Models – Is Your Organization on the Right Plan?  

Choosing between different funding models can be difficult and confusing.

Nonstop’s Guide to Traditional Health Plan Design has the details you need about traditional health plan funding models, including definitions, risks, opportunities, and sources. You will learn about:

  • Fully Insured Health Plan Designs;
  • Self-Insured Health Plan Designs;
  • Partially Self-Insured Health Plan Designs;
  • Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs).

Also included is an overview of Nonstop’s unique approach to first-dollar coverage health plan design, and how this stacks up against the more traditional funding models covered in this guide. It takes less than 5 minutes to read through the guide, and it’s easy to share with your colleagues and fellow stakeholders.
Code Blue Clear

Healthcare institutions around the world have become one of the main industries for Ransomware attacks. With the amount of sensitive, personally identifiable data at stake, Awareness training and Incident Response planning is an imperative in healthcare. Understanding your program protocols is not only an IT responsibility but is rather a shared obligation throughout the organization. Check out how one healthcare facility overcame a severe ransomware attack due to implementing an Incident Response plan
Special Savings from Value First!

Germ free is the way to be - save on COVID related costs!
Elevating Frontline Workers to Professional Caregivers

Dementia is a complex disease of the brain that robs people of more than just their memory. People with dementia exhibit changes in personality, loss of interest in normal routines, difficulty speaking and/or writing, confusion, irritability, and hallucinations as well as memory deficits. Essentially, dementia causes people to become someone other than themselves, and this impacts family, friends, and caregivers. 
In senior living communities, residents who have dementia present unique challenges for caregivers because of medical, social, emotional, and behavioral needs that are woven into all aspects of their care. Often, the people who interact most with residents experiencing dementia are frontline workers. However, most frontline staff are not trained to recognize or manage behaviors associated with dementia. They are thus dealing with a significant responsibility for which they are not prepared. This leads to staff frustration, stress, and burnout. 
NEW Case Law Upholds the Enforceability of a Carefully Crafted Admission Agreement Against a Third Party Signatory

The enforceability of a nursing facility admission agreement against a third-party signatory (i.e. signed by a person other than the resident) has been and likely always will be, a highly contested issue in any litigation in which a nursing facility is seeking to recover damages for breach of contract. However, a recent Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department case upheld the enforceability of such an agreement. Why? Because the drafters of the admission agreement carefully crafted the terms of the contract to impose liability upon the third-party signatory without running afoul of the Nursing Home Reform Act (“NHRA”).
Pharmscript Upcoming Webinars

Learning Objectives
• Identify the quality and operational implications of staff turnover
• Describe innovative recruitment and retention techniques for health care providers
• Distinguish key leadership strategies to motivate
a multigenerational workforce
Don’t Take the Bait – 6 Timely Tips to Help Avoid Phishing eMails

Phishing emails are a common way for cybercriminals to steal important data from healthcare facilities. This article will discuss what phishing is, how to identify a phishing email, and how to protect your facility’s data from being stolen. We will also provide tips for avoiding phishing scams, the consequences of falling for a phishing scam, and how to report a phishing email.