HTS Blog

Feeling Tired?

As we age, it’s common to notice an increase in tiredness and a decrease in energy levels. While no one keeps the same high-energy levels as we did in childhood, there are ways to combat fatigue and maintain an active lifestyle as you age. Tips…

Swallowing Problems? Speech Therapy Treatments For Dysphagia

Swallowing is a complex process that involves over twenty-five muscles all working together to move food from the mouth to the stomach. For many older adults, swallowing can become a challenge. Swallowing disorders, also known as dysphagia,…

Keeping Bones Strong and Healthy

As we get older, our bones can weaken, which might cause osteoporosis—a condition where bones become fragile and break easily. However, osteoporosis is not an inevitable part of aging. By learning more about it and taking action early, you…
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Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Spotlights and Announcements

Now available! New Provider Data Catalog makes it easier to search and download publicly reported data. Also, Medicare's Compare sites have been improved. Notice of Upcoming SNF QRP Measure Removals - January 2024 The Centers for Medicare…
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Elevating Patients Care & Maximizing Facility Reimbursement

The Opportunity:  Medicaid is a major source of funding for many nursing homes. CMI analysis is crucial for understanding how the acuity and needs of a beneficiary affects reimbursement. A higher CMI directly correlates with increased Medicaid…
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Stronger Census Starts Here

Scope Out Your Competition Get Your Bragging Data Gain Insight on Your Hospitals & Physicians HTS offers valuable market insight reporting that delivers an important 360-degree view of competitive data for our post-acute care providers.…

Maintain a Healthy Back & Active Lifestyle

Your back plays a big role in your overall well-being. By protecting it, you can sleep better, feel happier, and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. A healthy back means you can do the things you enjoy, like going for walks, gardening,…

Stay Independent: Assistive Tools to Make Life Easier

As individuals age, they may encounter challenges in performing daily activities such as getting dressed, taking a bath, or navigating their homes. Assistive tools are designed to make life easier! Occupational Therapists specialize in…
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HTS Leadership Gains Valuable Insights at the 2023 ADVION Annual Meeting

Pictured: Michaela Sims, Cassie Murray, Sheena Mattingly. Michaela Sims, one of the top lobbyists in Washington D.C., has developed and implemented successful strategies for nearly twenty years of advocacy in the healthcare industry. Michaela…
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Kentucky Issues New Incident Forms

Long-Term Care Facility Self-Reported Incidents The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requires long-term care facilities to self-report incidents occurring in their facilities to the Office of Inspector General. For your convenience,…

Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy

Rehabilitation is an important and critical part of the recovery process.  The goal of rehabilitation is to help an individual heal and achieve the highest level of independence possible. Physical Therapists (PT), Occupational Therapists (OT),…

Navigating Nursing Home Trends into the New Fiscal Year

Blog by:  Shelly Maffia, RN, MSN, MBA, LNHA, QCP, CHC, CLNC, CPC, Director of Regulatory Services, Proactive LTC Consulting As a new fiscal year begins, it's the perfect time to dive into survey trends we've witnessed across the nation in…