Pratt's Long-Term Care Managing Across the Continuum

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Author: Steven Chies, MHA
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication Date: 2022
ISBN 10: 1284184331
ISBN 13: 9781284184334
eISBN: 9781284184341
Edition: 5th
Covering the full spectrum of long-term care, Pratt's Long-Term Care: Managing Across the Continuum, Fifth Edition is an ideal introduction to management in this dynamic industry. Concise, yet complete, it begins with a look at recent changes in long-term care and health care reform, before examining the various long -term care providers and their interaction with competition, payment systems, quality, and ethical issues. It moves on to explore managing in the long-term care system looking at administration, leadership, culture change, technology and community relations, and concludes with a look at future trends and managing continuing change. The Fifth Edition is a comprehensive revision reflecting new Federal Requirements of Participation from CMS for skilled nursing facilities and changes the Medicare-fee-for-service payment system (PDPM). It also addresses the Affordable Care Act and its impact on long-term care, as well as the growth of technology in enhancing care, the latest on payment systems and changes to value-based purchasing, and the explosive growth of assisted living and related non-institutional care settings. Key Features: - Updated to reflect changes in senior care environment, including: governmental payment system, regulatory actions, the impact of COVID-19 on care settings, quality improvement protocols, leadership competencies, and more. - Increased discussion on the growth of technology to enhance care settings, including electronic health records, active/passive behavior sensors, and medical technology advances, both pharmaceutical and medical treatments (surgeries). - Updated discussion of payment systems and increased incentives and penalties for value-based purchasing, including new risk-based payment schemes and how this is creating challenges for many providers across the county. - Significant updates to assisted living content, including the new role of -assisted living managers' and the larger role of government in regulating this care setting. - A more thorough focus on strategic planning and operationalizing theory throughout.
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