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Medicare Requirements for Skilled Nursing Facilities

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In order to provide the best service to your clients, it is necessary to know Medicare Requirements for skilled nursing facilities. The nursing home reform law, the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA '87), and Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes (a campaign launched by a coalition of consumers, health care providers, and nursing home professionals), as well as other campaigns serve as the foundation for the Medicare Five-Star Quality Rating System.

In order to assess the rating of a skilled nursing facility, three sources of data are used:

Telemedicine in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Movement disorders, impaired mobility, and memory loss frequently require the services of a specialist. Traveling can be difficult for patients in skilled nursing facilities. Having direct access to a specialist from the skilled nursing facility or another easily accessible site is preferred.

This year, in a Wall Street Journal, an article discussed how hospitals are using interactive video to give patients better access to medical care. Skilled nursing facilities are an ideal environment to provide patient-centered care with a high standard for quality.

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