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Are you the 2% That Can Do This?  If Not Focus is Key

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 19, 2016 7:34:33 AM / by John Heppenstall posted in Insider

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If you are involved in the MDS at your SNF,  Multitasking may not be a  good mix.   Research shows it can make us less effective, increase mistakes and add stress.  

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What Does the Public Think about your SNF?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 9, 2016 8:49:44 AM / by John Heppenstall posted in Insider

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I was doing some research about patient  hospital re-admissions and came accross some startling facts from a study based on 2011 statistics.

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Minutes Count in Medicare Billing...

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 7, 2016 9:00:51 AM / by John Heppenstall posted in Insider

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We all understand that billing is a critical component of a successful SNF operation.    Unintentional overbilling for services will result in problems... but a bigger issue is the impact of not capturing revenue due to missing treatments or therapy.

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Do You Want to Recertify Every Year for your MDS Certification... You Bet

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 1, 2016 8:27:21 AM / by John Heppenstall posted in Insider

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Many MDS coordinators have asked us why we would have an annual recertification for CMAC (AIS's MDS Certification).  Certification is a declaration of your professional competence.   With all of the changes to MDS coding that is mandated by CMS, we feel strongly that annual recertification gives you a better - more current knowledge base to work from.

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MDS Certification - The Bigger Benefit

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 25, 2016 6:03:30 AM / by John Heppenstall posted in Insider

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MDS Certification has more benefits than the obvious.  Mentorship can not be understated as a key opportunity of Certification.

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Work Life Balance.  Where are You on the Tightrope?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 15, 2016 6:55:08 AM / by John Heppenstall posted in Insider

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Most professional women struggle with Work Life Balance.   Here are some tips on how to put things into pespective..

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3 FREE Tactics to Make your SNF Team Stronger

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 2, 2016 4:46:07 AM / by John Heppenstall posted in Insider

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Want to make your SNF team stronger?  Want to increase your staff retention?  Some  Skilled Nursing Facility Managers are creating a work environment that provides unexpected value to team members.

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Are You Worthy of a SNF Promotion?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 19, 2016 7:44:31 AM / by John Heppenstall posted in Insider

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At times moving up the corporate SNF food chain is a challenge.   Sometimes colleagues will get chosen for a promotion when you think you should have been the lucky candidate.  Here is a lesson I learned long ago that takes the luck out of moving ahead.

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Workflow Learning... Getting the Answer in Real Time.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 13, 2016 8:36:50 AM / by John Heppenstall posted in Insider

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In today’s fast paced healthcare environment, there are situations when you may not be able to dedicate time to learn a new policy, regulation or MDS coding requirement.  Wouldn’t it be great if the right information could be at your fingertips? Recent years has seen the advancement of education technologies that now make this possible.

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Education Budget Cut?  Use MDS Certification to Ensure Coding Competency

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 11, 2016 9:35:42 AM / by John Heppenstall posted in Insider

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When budget constraints result in decrease education budget, organizations need to find alternate ways to provide quality education.   

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