In addition to the issue of limited availability of LTPAC
dedicated facilities, GCC countries are facing issues with the existing locations where most LTPAC
services are offered.
With the advent of a new year, LTPAC
organizations stand on the edge of opportunity.
With all the issues impacting payment and patient care for LTPAC
facilities, integrated software partnerships are good news for providers," said Linda Kunz PhD.
MU would help speed the adoption from a directive standpoint, but technology companies need to help LTPAC
facilities manage the change to be successful with these technologies.
Regarding the shift in relationships with hospitals, Damgaard says one LTPAC
customer put it to him this way: "Five years ago we used to take flowers and cookies to the hospital to get their referrals.
As many LTPAC
providers are diversifying, we see home care agencies expanding their service offerings to provide rehab and hospice services and many skilled nursing facilities are acquiring home care agencies.
Additionally, AOD's Answers EHR has also passed the optional add-ons for Skilled Nursing and Home Health certifications which can be voluntarily added to the LTPAC
As standards of care and reimbursement approaches change, NTT DATA is positioned to offer tools that help to meet LTPAC
providers ongoing need to provide the best care at an appropriate reimbursement rate, said Michael Thomas, president, Healthcare and Life Sciences for NTT DATA, Inc.
AOD continues to show its leadership in the LTC industry by being the first and only CCHIT Certified LTPAC
product to date.
Now that data-collection among LTPAC
partners has gained ground, the industry must focus on interoperability standards for not only data exchange but data understanding.
Specifically designed for Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), Skilled Nursing Home Facilities (SNFs), Rehabilitation Centers, and Independent Living and Home Health Agencies, AOD's was the first certified software system for LTPAC
AOD Software offers Answers(TM), the fully integrated long term care software system which is comprised of EHR, financial and operational software for LTPAC