As Lengths of Stay Decline, Drug Costs Loom Larger in Skilled Nursing

Escalating drug costs have made headlines in the health care sector at large in recent months, and as patient length of stay (LOS) declines, skilled nursing facilities are particularly feeling the pinch due to their unique supply requirements. For Transitional Care Management, which has two skilled nursing locations in Illinois, the average cost of medications […]

Sharing Success Stories Can Bolster Skilled Nursing in Meetings With Hospitals

Most post-acute providers are aware that they need to be able to demonstrate their outcomes with data in meetings with hospitals and other referral partners. But another crucial component is showing how those outcomes are contributing to a skilled nursing facility’s success. “I always say share what your outcomes are doing for you,” said Shonia […]

Specialty ‘SNFist’ Doctors Could Be Key to Landing Referral Partnerships

As the nursing home industry roils with changes ranging from the demographic to the governmental, one Illinois skilled nursing facility has put its focus on short-term rehab and transitional care patients. As a result, it depends more heavily on patient volume than most SNFs, necessitating as many referral sources as possible. And as management pursues […]