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Blog Posts in April, 2012

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  • If all nursing homes are understaffed, does that make it ok?
    If all nursing homes are understaffed, does that make it ok?

    Finally, nursing homes may cynically, and unfortunately, accurately argue that very few nursing homes in North Carolina provide staffing at RUG staff time expectations. Therefore, how could this be ...

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  • Handling property damage claims
    Handling property damage claims

    Usually, clients can handle property damage claims from car wrecks on their own, but we will help for free if they run into problems. One of the main problems people face is that the insurance company ...

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  • Nursing homes pocket the money
    Nursing homes pocket the money

    Nursing homes will argue that the RUG scores are for Medicare residents only, and that most of their residents are paid by Medicaid. Since the Medicaid reimbursement is a lot lower, the number of ...

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  • Nursing Home Staffing Studies
    Nursing Home Staffing Studies

    The Staff Time and Resource Intensity Verification (STRIVE) study evaluated the relationship between reimbursement and the actual staffing required to provide care per RUG score. [i] This study was ...

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