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June 2022 | Issue 17
Solutions Spotlight

Your short-term rehab is likely your organization’s most well-recognized deliverable. As such, it is judged by referral sources and your consumer market as representative of the quality of your enterprise.
Read our guide to learn:
· The program outcomes that are a
standard for delivering quality care
· How significant the Section GG
outcomes are to care
· Changes that providers need to
note in order to adapt to the
The Long Goodbye

Saying goodbye to a loved one usually involves a nice long bear hug, followed by a warm statement of, “I’ll see you soon.” This is not the case when leaving a loved one afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Goodbye is repeated over and over again, in hopes that the person remembers who we are, why we are leaving, and will they remember any glimpse of us when we return. Many families, friends, and caregivers express a deep sadness when saying goodbye. This June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s dementia is a devastating disease that slowly destroys the brains and lives of those diagnosed. The impact is broad-reaching as it pillages family and friends. This disease is often referred to as “The Long Goodbye,” reflecting how families and friends must watch their loved ones slowly fade away
The Great Resignation & The Impact on Cybersecurity

57% of executives said finding qualified employees is their biggest concern right now. And being in the Great Resignation, that percentage isn’t decreasing.

Organization's still need to move forward to hit their strategic objectives securely and confidently.

When your company has the cybersecurity back door unlocked due to a lack of personnel, it’s the easiest access point to your controls, systems, people, and reputation.
Medicare Appeals Process 

The healthcare industry is experiencing a significant increase in Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B (Fee for Service) Medical Record Reviews by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Typically, the process begins with an Additional Development Request (ADR) or a Targeted Probe and Education (TPE) seeking portions of the medical record that supports the rationale for skilled services under the Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B Insurance benefit.
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Re-Thinking Dementia: Novel Prevention Strategies to Better Models of Care

As part of our vision to enhance quality of life for all, Sodexo set out to study the emerging thought leadership around dementia prevention and care. The result is this report – a collection of conversations with seven gerontological experts working within dementia-related fields. Each expert proposes unique practices and supports relevant to their field, from pre-diagnosis and early-stage intervention strategies to innovative approaches that may help improve the quality of aging, dementia and memory care services.

‘READ MORE’ to learn about how diet, exercise and other lifestyle choices can impact long-term cognitive health. Also included are alternative dementia care models, such as holistic approaches to care and innovative public health initiatives designed to help those living with the condition.
All Admission Agreements Are Not Created Equal

Admission Agreements are the first line of defense in proactively addressing any financial concerns your health care facility may have in addressing problems with residents’ financial accounts. Even if your facility has a robust Admission Agreement, it may not include all of the important things that a facility may need it to cover in the event of a family member’s refusal to cooperate in the Medicaid application process, a failure to disclose a transfer of assets during the Medicaid look-back period, or in the case of a payment dispute which leads to litigation.

This week's Threat Intelligence Briefing headlines include:
  • New Variant of Infamous Cuba Ransomware Observed
  • Sentinel Labs: "Aoqin Dragon" APT Group Has Been Spying On Organizations For Nearly a Decade
  • New Linux Malware Rootkit Observed In Wild
  • Update: Ransomware Gangs Actively Targeting/Exploiting Atlassian Confluence Vulnerability

Click below for more information and GreyCastle Security's recommended actions
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.