SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES
Focusing on a residents’ needs and rights has become first and foremost in the current healthcare environment. Documenting a patients’ needs and wishes to assure that all healthcare providers are aware of these needs are critical in both care and cost savings.
Providing a reimbursable platform, physicians and nurse practitioners can offer additional services to their patients with little effort and ease of use increasing the organizations revenue stream.
A comprehensive approach to end-of-life care, rather than any one document (DNR), helps to ensure that medical treatment given at the end of life is consistent with an individual’s preferences.
Allows facilities to follow survey requirements specifically F-Tag F578.
“§483.10(c)(6) The right to request, refuse, and/or discontinue treatment, to
participate in or refuse to participate in experimental research, and to
formulate an advance directive.
§483.10(c)(8) Nothing in this paragraph should be construed as the right
of the resident to receive the provision of medical treatment or medical
services deemed medically unnecessary or inappropriate§483.10(g)(12) The facility must comply with the requirements specified in
42 CFR part 489, subpart I (Advance Directives)”
Integration with Electronic Medical Records System (EMR) allows caregivers to easily access information regarding patient’s wishes.
Offering these additional services allow the organization to build stronger relationships with their residents. Most beneficiaries are unaware that Advanced Care Planning Service can be billed to Medicare and some private insurance providers. Offering these services sends a message that you are interested in their overall medical, mental, and financial health.
Can be integrated into telehealth services.