Scanning the Headlines: Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) PPS
Updated on July 13, 2016
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Abrams, M., and Phillips, G. (2016, July 13). Why post-acute care partners are critical to hospitals' future. H&HN. Retrieved from: http://www.hhnmag.com/articles/7421-why-post-acute-care-partners-are-critical-to-hospitals-future
(2016, May). Resident Safety Practices in Nursing Home Settings. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved from: https://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ehc/products/621/2224/nursing-home-safety-report-160510.pdf
Favreault, M., and others. (2016, May). Can catastrophic insurance improve financing for long-term services and supports? Washington: Urban Institute. Retrieved from: http://www.thescanfoundation.org/sites/default/files/ltss_catastrophic_insurance_brief_final.pdf
Role of Post-Acute Care in New Care Delivery Models. Trendwatch. (2015, Dec.). Chcago: AHA. http://www.aha.org/research/reports/tw/15dec-tw-postacute.pdf
Addendum: Background On Post-Acute Care. Trendwatch. (2015, Dec.). Chicago: AHA. http://www.aha.org/research/reports/tw/15dec-tw-postacute-adden.pdf
(2015, Nov. 30). Nursing Home Quality: CMS Should Continue to Improve Data and Oversight. Chicago: U.S. Government Accountable Office (GAO). Retrieved from: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-16-33
Spetz, J., Trupin, L., and others. (2015, June). Future demand for long-term care workers will be influenced by demographic and utilization changes. Health Affairs, 34(6), 936-945.
Okrent, D. (2015, June). Long-term services and supports: Changes and challenges in financing and delivery. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Retrieved from: http://www.allhealth.org/publications/Long-term_care/LTSS-Toolkit_166.pdf
Reaves, E., and Musumeci, M. (2015, May 8). Medicaid and Long-Term Services and Supports: A Primer. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from: http://kff.org/medicaid/report/medicaid-and-long-term-services-and-supports-a-primer/
Betbeze, P. Strategies for Managing the Post-Acute Environment. HealthLeaders Media. Sept. 5, 2014. http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/page-2/LED-308104/Strategies-for-Managing-the-PostAcute-Environment
Tu ,T., and others. (2014, September). The right care for the right cost: post-acute care and the triple aim. MHA ACO Network; Leavitt Partners. Retrieved from http://leavittpartners.com/aco-publications/
Applying High Reliability Principles to Infection Prevention and Control in Long Term Care. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission, 2014. http://www.jointcommission.org/HRipcLTC.aspx
Reinhard, S., and others. Raising Expectations. 2nd ed. Washington: AARP, 2014. http://longtermscorecard.org/~/media/Microsite/Files/2014/Reinhard_LTSS_Scorecard_web_619v2.pdf
Largest skilled-nursing companies. Kutscher, B. Hospitals facing big divide in pro- and anti-ACA states. Modern Healthcare;43(48):42, Dec. 2, 2013.
Chisholm, L., Weech-Maldonado, R., and others. Nursing home quality and financial performance: does the racial composition of residents matter? Health Services Research;48(6, Part I):2060-2080, Dec. 2013.
Fitzgerald, J., editor. Strong hospital-SNF relationships reduce readmissions. HIM-HIPAA Insider. Nov. 11, 2013. http://www.hcpro.com/HIM-298133-865/Strong-hospitalSNF-relationships-reduce-readmissions.html
Rahman, M., and others. Effect of hospital-SNF referral linkages on rehospitalization. Health Services Research. Oct. 17, 2013. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1475-6773.12112/abstract
Zigmond, J. A period of adjustment: post-acute providers feel growing pains as they shift to Medicare and Medicaid managed-care contracting. Modern Healthcare;43(41):28-29, Oct. 14, 2013.
Cherry, J.C. Technology and readmissions: facilities that offer innovative post-acute care are more likely to get the hospital referral. Provider;39(10):71-72, 74, Oct. 2013.
Unruh, M.A., Grabowski, D.C., and others. Medicaid bed-hold policies and hospitalization of long-stay nursing home residents. HSR. Health Services Research;48(5):1617-1633, Oct. 2013.
Lipsitz, L.A. The 3-night hospital stay and Medicare coverage for skilled nursing care. JAMA, Sept. 16, 2013 [online]. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=1738447&utm_source=Silverchair%20Information%20Systems&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=JAMA%3AOnlineFirst09%2F16%2F2013
Jaffe, S. Long-Term Care Panel Releases Recommendations But Fails to Offer Plan to Help Pay for Services. Kaiser Health News. Sept. 13, 2013. http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2013/September/13/long-term-care-commission-recommendations.aspx
Arling, G., Cooke, V., and others. Minnesota’s provider-initiated approach yields care quality gains at participating nursing homes. Health Affairs;32(9):1631-1638, Sept. 2013.
Pradhan, R., and others. Private equity ownership and nursing home financial performance. Health Care Management Review;38(3):224-233, July-Sept. 2013.
Herndon, L., and others. How-to Guide: Improving Transitions from the Hospital to Skilled Nursing Facilities to Reduce Avoidable Rehospitalizations. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Aug. 2, 2013. http://www.ihi.org/knowledge/Pages/Tools/HowtoGuideImprovingTransitionHospitalSNFstoReduceRehospitalizations.aspx
Feder, J. Bundle with care --rethinking Medicare incentives for post--acute care services. New England Journal of Medicine. 369:400-401, Aug. 1, 2013. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1302730?query=TOC&
Bowblis, R.J., and Hyer, K. Nursing home staffing requirements and inpatient substitution: effects on housekeeping, food service, and activities staff. Health Services Research;48(4):1539-1550, Aug. 2013.
Werner, R.M., Konetzka, T., and Polsky, D. The effect of pay-for-performance in nursing homes: evidence from state Medicaid programs. Health Services Research;48(4):1393-1414, Aug. 2013.
Li, Y, and others. Satisfaction with Massachusetts nursing home care was generally high during 2005-09, with some variability across facilities. Health Affairs;32(8):1416-1425, Aug. 2013.
Woodka, M. Under ACA, employee hours and minutes add up. Provider;39(6):39-40, 41, June 2013.
LaPorte, M. Top 50 largest nursing facility companies; and, Top 40 largest assisted living companies. Provider;39(6):43-47, 49-52, June 2013. http://www.providermagazine.com/reports/Documents/2013/Top50.pdf http://www.providermagazine.com/reports/Documents/2013/Top40.pdf
DeLellis, N.O., and Ozcan, Y.A. Quality outcomes among efficient and inefficient nursing homes: a national study. Health Care Management Review;38(2):156-165, Apr.-June 2013.
Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports: Key Considerations for Successful Transitions from Fee-For-Service to Capitated Manager Care Programs. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Apr. 9, 2013. http://www.kff.org/medicaid/8433.cfm
How is the Affordable Care Act Leading to Changes in Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Today? State Adoption of Six LTSS Options. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Apr. 1, 2013. http://kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/how-is-the-affordable-care-act-leading-to-changes-in-medicaid-long-term-services-and-supports-ltss-today-state-adoption-of-six-ltss-options/
Buljac, M., van Woerkom, M., and van Wijngaarden, D.H. Are real teams healthy teams? Journal of Healthcare Management;58(2):92-109, Mar./Apr. 2013.
Health IT in long-term and post acute care. Issue Brief. HealthIT.gov. Mar. 15, 2013. http://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/HIT_LTPAC_IssueBrief031513.pdf
Nursing care occupancy remains near cyclical low. Long-Term Living. Feb. 20, 2013. http://www.ltlmagazine.com/article/nursing-care-occupancy-remains-near-cyclical-low
Zeit, K., editor. Details on the new guidelines for long-term healthcare facilities. Healthcare Design. Frb. 15, 2013. http://www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com/blogs/kristin-zeit/details-new-guidelines-long-term-healthcare-facilities?spMailingID=41040128&spUserID=NzYwMjAwMTY4S0&spJobID=178655116&spReportId=MTc4NjU1MTE2S0
LTC Stats: Nursing Facility Operational Characteristics Reports. Washington: American Health Care Association, Dec. 2012. http://www.ahcancal.org/research_data/oscar_data/Nursing%20Facility%20Operational%20Characteristics/LTC+STATS_PVNF_OPERATIONS_2012Q4_FINAL.pdf
Grabowski, D.C., Stevenson, D.G., and Cornell, P.Y. Assisted living expansion and the market for nursing home care. HSR. Health Services Research;47(6):2296-2315, Dec. 2012.
Report (OEI-02-09-00200). Inappropriate Payments to Skilled Nursing Facilities Cost Medicare More Than a Billion dollars in 2009. Washington: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Nov. 9, 2012. https://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-09-00200.asp
Mukamel, D.B., and others. The effect of state regulatory stringency on nursing home quality. HSR. Health Services Research;47(5):1791-1813, Oct. 2012.
Spector, W., and others. Transitions Between Nursing Homes and Hospital in the Elderly Population, 2009. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Sept. 2012. http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb141.pdf
Connole, P. A virtual roundtable: providers in the spotlight hold a frank discussion on the state of the profession today. Provider;38(6):23, 26-29, 31-32, June 2012.
Herndon, L., and others. How-to Guide: Improving Transitions from the Hospital to Skilled Nursing Facilities to Reduce Avoidable Rehospitalizations. Cambridge, MA: Insitutute for Healthcare Improvement, June 2012. http://www.ihi.org/knowledge/Pages/Tools/HowtoGuideImprovingTransitionHospitalSNFstoReduceRehospitalizations.aspx
LaPorte, M. 2012 ancillary services still growing; and, 2012 most offer independent living. Provider. 38(6):45-49, and, 51-54, June 2012. http://www.providermagazine.com/reports/Pages/0612/2012-Top-50-Largest-Nursing-Facility-Companies.aspx
Temkin-Greener, H., and others. Nursing home work environment and the risk of pressure ulcers and incontinence. Health Services Research;47(3, Part I):1179-1200, June 2012.
Caffrey, C., and others. Residents Living in Residential Care Facilities: United States, 2010. Washington: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No. 91. Apr. 2012. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db91.htm
Berger, J. A shift from nursing homes to managed care at home. New York Times. Feb. 23, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/nyregion/managed-care-keeps-the-frail-out-of-nursing-homes.html?_r=2&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y
Lourde, K. Physicians moving in. Provider. 38(2):22-23, 25-26, 28, 30, 32-33, Feb. 2012. http://www.providermagazine.com/archives/archives-2012/Pages/0212/Physicians-Moving-In.aspx?PF=1
Lindeman, S., and Lyke, J.P. Smooth transitions reduce hospital visits. Provider. 38(2):35-36, 38, Feb. 2012. http://www.providermagazine.com/archives/archives-2012/Pages/0212/Smooth-Transitions-Reduce-Hospital-Visits.aspx?PF=1
Harrington, C., and others. Nurse staffing and deficiencies in the largest for-profit nursing home chains and chains owned by private equity companies. Health Services Research;47(1, Part 1):106-128, Feb. 2012.
Impact of Fiscal Year 2012 Skilled Nursing Facility Final Rule and Potential Medicaid Cuts on Nursing Facility Industry-wide Overall Margin. Washington: Avalere LLC, Jan. 15, 2012. http://www.avalerehealth.net/pdfs/Avalere_margins_estimate_20110818.pdf
Rossheim, J. SNFist Physicians May Curb Readmissions but will Payers Balk? Newton, MA: Curaspan Health Group, 2012. http://connect.curaspan.com/articles/snfist-physicians-may-curb-readmissions-will-payers-balk
Houser, A. A New Way of Looking at Private Pay Affordability of Long-Term Services and Supports. AARP Public Policy Institute, 2012. http://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/research/public_policy_institute/ltc/2012/private-pay-affordability-ltss-insight-AARP-ppi-ltc.pdf