June 2014 Newsletter: Lifecare Innovations’ Denver office Opens July 1, 2014

Posted: June 25, 2014 7:24 pm
Lifecare Innovations’ Denver Office Opens July 1, 2014  

 As Lifecare Innovations continues its national expansion, we are pleased to announce the July 1 opening of our Denver office. Our unique Surround Care™ model will serve the needs of disabled clients, particularly those whose cases are complex and difficult to manage, in Denver just as it has in the Chicago area for the past 15 years.

 

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Accountable Care Organizations:
How Will They Affect the Health of your Business?

 

By:  Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NMG, LNCC, CNLCP

Martha Kern

 

Accountable Care Organizations, otherwise known throughout the industry as ACOs, represent the new model in health care. Stemming from the Affordable Care Act, these collaborative organizations are charged with the responsibility of reducing health care costs in the Medicare population. Care will be delivered differently.   Everything will change. Our businesses and jobs will be affected, and it’s up to us to prepare for the transition just ahead.

 

Update: The Bundled Payment model, which allots funds and measures results based on episodes of care rather than on the outcomes of a pool of Medicare patients, is also in the pilot stages. Under the Bundled Payment model, a certain dollar amount will be allotted for a given treatment episode, i.e. a hip replacement, versus a dollar amount allotted for the care of a pool of patients. It is anticipated that the health care realm may ultimately use both models, but observers seem to feel that the ACO model is gaining traction more rapidly.  

  

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“We Thought She Was Sleeping”
A Case Study
Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NMG, LNCC, CNLCP
Martha Kern
Jennifer Gazda, LCSW

The sisters had lived with their mother for most of their adult lives.

Sadly, for at least five days of this timespan, their mother was dead.

Marge and Annie stayed in the home with their mother’s body until police made this discovery during a wellness check. They may well have suspected she was dead but feared, perhaps, that reporting such a thing would lead to some kind of trouble for them. It’s possible they didn’t know how, or to whom, a death might be reported. It’s also possible that the idea of their mother’s death was too much for them to process so they willfully convinced themselves she was sleeping.

 

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The Top 10 Things They Did Not Teach Me in Law School
Dennis Norden
      

The late Dennis Norden was a Senior Vice President and General Counsel of ATG Trust Company for many years. He was a great friend to Lifecare Innovations and to many of those with whom we do business. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Attorney’s Title Guaranty Fund, we once again offer this article wherein Dennis illuminates a handful of useful ideas he learned in practice and in life, rather than in law school.

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Sincerely,
Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NMG, LNCC, CNLCP

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