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New Feature Lets Users Instantly See if a PAC Provider Accepts COVID-19 Patients

The Ensocare Transition software that case managers and nurses use to quickly and seamlessly place patients in a post-acute setting now contains a feature that will let you instantly see whether or not a post-acute provider is accepting COVID-19 patients. This feature is available now for all Ensocare Transition users. Read More

by Karen Underwood in Post-acute Care, Ensocare Transition, blog

Infection Control Resources for Post-Acute Care Providers

More than any incident in modern history, the coronavirus pandemic has emphasized the need for widespread infection control within all facets of healthcare. While preventing the spread of viruses and bacteria is always the goal within a healthcare setting, the sheer contagiousness of COVID-19 has exposed all the... Read More

by Justine Olsen in Post-acute Care, Care Planning, blog

What CMS’s Final Rule on Patient Data Sharing Means for You and Your Post-Acute Network

On November 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will finalize a rule meant to ensure appropriate data is provided to patients and their families when they’re making their decision about a post-acute care (PAC) provider. Read More

by Karen Underwood in Post-acute Care, Patient Discharge, blog

How to Narrow Your Post-Acute Care Network – And Why It’s So Important

In 2019, Leavitt Partners released a White Paper with a title that should be eye-opening to any caregiver: “No Evidence That ACO-Affiliated Hospitals Are Narrowing Their PAC Networks” That’s not good, guys! The whole point of the narrow post-acute care (PAC) network is to identify, based on data, post-acute facilities... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Post-acute Care, Narrow Networks, blog

Home Health, SNFs May Benefit from CMS 2019 Rule Changes

The 2019 Fiscal Year is well underway, and 2019 proper will be here in a hot minute. That makes this as good a time as any to preview some of the changes that have recently been or are about to be rolled out by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Post-acute Care, blog, Medicare, home health

PHI to a Sandwich Shop? It’s Time to Secure Your Post-Acute Network

I want to tell you a story. This is something that happened to a customer of ours, but they weren’t a customer at the time this particular story took place. If they were, I would be mortified. Read More

by Luis Castillo in Post-acute Care, Care Transitions, Patient Safety

In Charge of Patient Discharge? How to Get Time Back In Your Day

We’d all like to have more hours in the day, wouldn’t we? As a nurse myself, I get it. Seemingly every shift, something will crop up that throws your entire day into disarray. Whether it’s a genuine emergency, an unanticipated patient need or a directive handed down from the top at your organization, you’re going to... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Post-acute Care, Care Transitions, Patient Discharge

How to Improve Patients’ Post-Acute Transition Experience

The patient experience is the bedrock of any healthcare practice. It's the cornerstone of loyalty. Quality experiences are what keep patients coming back. Read More

by Ensocare in Post-acute Care, Care Transitions, Patient Satisfaction

New App Makes Electronic Care Plan Tracking Possible

GPS for Post-Acute Care? Sync and Connect Reshape Patient Interactions Imagine taking off on a cross country road trip with your destination in mind. Now imagine not conducting research to figure out what routes you need to take to get there or how long you’ll need to be on the road. Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Post-acute Care, Care Transitions, Care Planning

Helen's Post-Acute Journey - Part II

The Next Step on the Journey to Recovery It’s Helen’s first day at the post-acute facility. As you may recall, she was discharged from the hospital to further recover from surgery. She and her family are extremely grateful the hospital medical team and discharge planners were able to use an automated discharge process... Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Post-acute Care, Care Coordination