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Pratt’s Long-Term CareAuthor: Steven Chies
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.
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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part I Introduction: The Changing Long-Term Care Scene
Chapter 1 Long-Term Care Today: Turbulent Times
Chapter 2 Health Care Reform; The Affordable Care Act
Chapter 3 Toward an Ideal System
Part II Long-Term Care Service Providers
Chapter 4 Nursing Facilities
Chapter 5 Subacute and Post-Acute Care
Chapter 6 Assisted Living
Chapter 7 Senior Housing
Chapter 8 Community-Based Services
Part III Interaction Within the Continuum
Chapter 9 Competition, Cooperation, and Integration
Chapter 10 External Control of Long-Term Care
Chapter 11 Long-Term Care Payment for Services
Chapter 12 Long-Term Care Quality
Chapter 13 Ethical Issues in Long-Term Care
Part IV Managing in the Long-Term Care System
Chapter 14 Governance and Administration
Chapter 15 Leadership in the Long-Term Care
Chapter 16 Culture Change in Long-Term Care
Chapter 17 Technology in Long-Term Care
Chapter 18 Marketing and Community Relations
Part V The Future: Continuing Change
Chapter 19 Into the Future: Trends to Watch
Chapter 20 Leading for the Future