Facility Assessment Considerations: A DNS Guide at a Glance

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires the facility assessment be reviewed and updated to determine what resources are needed to care for its residents. AAPACN’s Facility Assessment Considerations: A DNS Guide at a Glance tool supports the DNS to collect and analyze data necessary to develop the nursing …

Improve Staff Retention by Following Hiring Best Practices and Elevating the Onboarding Process

In this podcast, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, chief nursing officer for AAPACN, and Denise Winzeler, BSN, RN, LNHA, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, curriculum development specialist for AAPACN, discuss how the director of nursing services (DNS) can improve staff retention through the onboarding process. Additional Resources:

Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and Moral Injury: Keys to Prevention and Mitigation

Protecting and supporting the nursing home workforce is not optional—it is the daily work of managers and leaders, says Patricia McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPS, senior advisor for safety at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), president of the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety, and co-chair of the National Steering …

F689 Accident Survey Citations: What’s Behind These Immediate Jeopardies?

F-tag 689 (Free of Accident Hazards/Supervision/Devices) was the No. 1 tag cited at the immediate jeopardy (IJ) level in 2023—and remains at the top halfway into 2024, according to QCOR data accessed on June 30, 2024. In many ways, F689 is a catch-all tag, says Angie Szumlinski, LNHA, RN, GERO-BC, …

Taking the Mystery out of the Facility Assessment

Everyone loves a good mystery. Many like to watch their favorite mysteries on television or read a good thriller. However, mystery and suspense should not be a part of the facility assessment review. The final staffing rule released in April 2024 requires all facilities accepting Medicare and Medicaid payments to …

SNF Provider Preview Reports – Now Available

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available. These reports contain provider performance scores for quality measures, which will be published on Care Compare and Provider Data Catalog (PDC) during the October 2024 refresh. Additionally, the Preview Reports have been updated to account for measure additions and removals that …

FY 2025 ICD-10-CM Code Update and Coding Guidelines

The 2025 ICD-10-CM files below contain information on the ICD-10-CM updates for FY 2025. These 2025 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2024 through September 30, 2025 and for patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2024 through September 30, 2025. Downloads From https://www.cms.gov/medicare/coding-billing/icd-10-codes/2025-icd-10-cm