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Getting Ahead of State Surveyors through Live Data

July 19, 2023
State surveys are coming. The question for SNFs is simple: Will your facility be ready? The key to navigating the state survey process is knowing what areas are most commonly explored. Here is a look at the top three areas most cited amongst surveyors, with insight from experts at Real Time Medical Systems, who discuss the steps SNFs can take for complete survey preparedness.

Real-Time Data: Enhancing Payer Contracts in Post-Acute Care Settings

July 17, 2023
Real-time data and interventional analytics are improving payer contracts and outcomes in post-acute care.   Payers face limitations when relying too heavily on claims data for managing care and selecting partners in post-acute care settings. Claims data tends to be outdated and lacks sufficient detail. That detail comes from real-time information and interventional analytics that can help payers create post-acute networks that offer unique advantages to providers and patients, most notably the ability to identify high-risk individuals upon entry to a skilled nursing facility or long-term care home. Real-time data also allows for timely interventions by nursing home staff, physicians, more

Get Ahead of State Surveyors with Live Post-Acute Analytics

June 21, 2023
In this interview, we sit down with Real Time Medical Systems (Real Time) Clinical Account Specialist Michele Self, MA, CCC SLP, CMA, Clinical Program Director Kathy Derleth, RN, BSN, and Clinical Account Specialist Cheryl Scalzo, RN, to discuss what SNFs can do to prepare for state surveyors. Michele, Kathy, and Cheryl will discuss three key areas that are most cited amongst surveyors, including the importance of having a comprehensive care plan, ensuring quality care, managing Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) efforts, and how data driven technology solutions can improve patient outcomes while ensuring SNFs are prepared for survey teams.   COMPREHENSIVE more

How SNFs Are Strengthening Infection Prevention Through Post-Acute Analytics

April 24, 2023
As CMS continues to enforce the regulatory process around infection prevention and control (IPC) efforts, there is an increased focus on the long-term care phase 3 Requirements of Participation (RoP). With ongoing efforts to address COVID-19, the spotlight remains on Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) and, specifically, on the role of the Infection Preventionist (IP) and Antibiotic Stewardship. Studies have shown that 40-75% of prescribed antibiotics in skilled nursing facilities (SNF) may be “unnecessary or inappropriate” resulting in serious risk of infections, increased adverse drug interactions and events and even death. There is also the significant threat of antibiotic-resistant infections, more

How Interventional Analytics Will Improve Nursing Care for MA Members

April 10, 2023
Interventional analytics has emerged as an essential technology to assist payers and nursing homes in making care decisions to improve outcomes for aging members.   The Medicare Advantage population is set for tremendous growth over this decade. Estimates show that the MA program will cover more than two-thirds of the Medicare population by 2030. This growing and aging population will increasingly require long-term post-acute care, which is already costing Medicare tens of billions of dollars in payments to skilled nursing facilities that account for almost half of all post-acute care spending by the federal program. Payers in the MA space must more

Signature HealthCARE Partners with Real Time Medical Systems to Further Drive Clinical, Operational, and Care Outcomes

March 21, 2023
Industry’s leading post-acute analytics solution will improve facility-wide outcomes, while aligning with organization’s mission in revolutionizing the healthcare experience for those they serve   Baltimore, MD, March 21, 2023 – Real Time Medical Systems (Real Time), the industry leading, KLAS Rated, and HITRUST Certified post-acute analytics solution today announced its partnership with award-winning Kentucky- based Signature HealthCARE (Signature). Leading the movement in revolutionizing the long-term care industry to transform lives, Signature has become the pioneer of person-directed care, offering integrated services in 8 states across the continuum of care including skilled nursing, rehabilitation, assisted living, memory care, in-home care, cognitive care, and telemedicine. “ more

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