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Navigating The New Rule: Person-Centered Care

Requirements of Participation In September 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the long awaited revised Requirements for Participation under the Medicare and Medicaid Programs known as the Final Rule or Mega Rule. The first of the comprehensive changes went into effect November 2016 and will be phased in over three years. […]

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Is this the end of RUGS?

Reimbursement structure drives operational structure. A major, necessary, shift is coming. All signs show that RUGS may be coming to an end. What if RUGS are coming to an end? It will be imperative that operators implement nursing process that supports improved medical management helping bedside nurses to manage chronic disease. As a result, we […]

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COMS Care Guide Expansion

Why did COMS expand from 31 to 58 Care Guides? Patient-centered care. A resident’s course is almost always related to more than one disease. In fact, residents in skilled nursing facilities average 6-8 comorbidities and the typical cause of readmission is related to a secondary disease rather than the primary. To provide proper care, you […]

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Nurse Spotlight – Kristi Dalton

Nurse Spotlight Kristi Dalton, RN “Kristi is a wealth of knowledge, has amazing clinical skills and a passion for her job as a nurse educator. Her enthusiasm for teaching and nursing is contagious!” – Co-worker, RN, DON Nominated by The Team at Grace Healthcare How would you describe Kristi Clinically superior, a morale builder, and […]

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Nurse Spotlight – Chameika Jarrett

Nurse Spotlight Chameika Jarrett, RN “Chameika has taught me to be the nurse that I am today and for that I am forever grateful” – Co-worker, LPN Nominated by Tabatha Dicks, RN/DON, White Oak of Kings Mountain How would you describe Chameika Hardworking, dedicated, team player. She is extremely motivated and willing to go the […]

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Value-Based Purchasing is Here to Stay

Value-based purchasing is here, and it’s here to stay. While it is widely known that the US needs to control escalating healthcare costs, the payors are beginning to demand it. The key for providers is to step away from day-to-day operations and think completely outside of the box to redesign their care processes. As a […]

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A Six Sigma Black Belt Approach to Chronic Disease Management

Managing chronic disease is one of the greatest clinical and financial opportunities in post-acute care today. COMS Interactive President and Chief Operating Officer, Bill Stuart, has zeroed in on this opportunity – and he’s applying his Six Sigma Black Belt to solve the problem. Most people have heard of Six Sigma as it relates to […]

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COMS Gives Back for Mardi Gras

In 2017, COMS introduced COMS Gives Back. The program allows employees the opportunity to volunteer their time giving back to their local communities. For Mardi Gras, some COMS’ employees spent their lunch with a local rehabilitation center, The Oaks at Brecksville. The COMS’ employees teamed up with Residents to create masks for their party later […]

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Heart Failure Projected to Increase Dramatically

As you move forward with building your Clinical Operations, how will you put systems in place to assist your nursing staff with proactive management of chronic conditions like diabetes and obesity? Your financial success will depend on your ability to demonstrate improved outcomes through more effective clinical management of chronic conditions. – Jim Riemenschneider, Founder […]

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COMS Interactive Releases an Enhanced Design

COMS Interactive Releases an Enhanced Design, Skilled Nursing Facilities Already Seeing Value Broadview Heights, Ohio – February 2, 2017 – COMS Interactive, the clinical care and quality improvement leader in the senior care market, released a new assessment design and usability enhancements that are continuing their mission to improve nursing workflow. Bill Stuart, President and […]

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