Over the course of three days at the Annual LeadingAge Meeting & Expo in Philadelphia, our Gurus met with other Gurus, exchanged ideas, learned more about the booming industry, and further confirmed our commitment to helping the Senior Care Industry improve people processes, mitigate compliance risk, and control labor costs. We also had the pleasure of handing out our “Relax, We Goat This” t-shirts, stuffed goats, (sorry, we left the real goats at home) and had the opportunity to visit with some of our awesome clients.
In this recent letter, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they will begin posting Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) public use files on November 1, 2017. You will be able to access the files at https://data.cms.gov.[i]
The first posting will include data that was submitted for the reporting period of the first two calendar quarters in 2017. These files are the raw number of hours that providers have submitted and will include:
Last September, the Federal Register posted the final rule, Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers. This rule went into effect on November 15, 2016 and will be implemented on November 15, 2017. [i]
The final rule establishes national emergency preparedness requirements to ensure healthcare providers and suppliers affected by the rule are adequately planning for both natural and man-made disasters and coordinating with federal, state, tribal, regional, and local emergency preparedness systems. In addition, the final rule sets guidelines for how providers and suppliers can adequately prepare to meet the needs of patients, residents, clients, and participants during disasters or emergency situations. [ii]
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has put in place PBJ as a way to ensure consistency of care and to develop higher standards throughout the industry. The next PBJ Reporting deadline is February 14, 2019.
In this letter, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduces their Payroll-Based Journal staffing audit team.
The letter also states that the team will “examine payroll records and other auditable data along with PBJ submission data to identify if staffing is being reported accurately based on hours staff are paid to work.”
The Baby Boomers are working and living longer than previous generations. In addition to adopting new technologies to keep up with a diverse workforce, these 75 million Americans are also directly impacting the health care industry, as the demand for services drastically increases.
This blog, Emotional Intelligence Depends on More than Physician Behavior, was originally written by Paul Keckley and Marina Karp on May 17, 2016.
Emotional intelligence is not a new idea. In corporate America, it’s widely recognized as an essential quality for effective leadership. In health care, the application of EQ, as it’s known, has been limited to face-to-face interactions between caregivers and patients, but it’s much more.
Your people are your organization’s most valuable asset. Specifically, in the healthcare industry, there are a lot of considerations that you need to take into account before bringing on a new employee. Here is a list of the top 10 qualities you should look for when hiring a healthcare professional: