JML Care Center Increased Reimbursement Through Comprehensive Care Documentation In SigmaCare
Overview of Facility
JML Care Center is a 132 bed skilled nursing facility in Falmouth, Massachusetts. JML is Medicare/Medicaid certified and JCAHO accredited. JML Care Center went live in June 2009 with SigmaCare’s full electronic medical records (EMR) system, including real-time dashboards, census management, computerized physician order entry (CPOE), administration records (eMAR/TAR), accidents & incidents tracking, progress notes, assessments, 24 hour report, minimum data set (MDS), care planning and CNA charting.
Facility Best Practices
In order to improve facility operations and quality care, JML Care Center utilizes SigmaCare’s comprehensive documentation tools to adequately capture the care provided to their residents. For example, CNA’s utilize laptops to review resident care plans and document care provided to each resident. In addition, easier development and access to resident care plans have allowed nurses to spend less time on documentation and more time with residents. Overall, JML Care Center residents have benefited from clinical staff utilizing SigmaCare’s real-time data and tools to track and adjust resident care as needed.
By comprehensively documentaing resident care and interventions as needed, JML Care Center has seen increased reimbursement in addition to the following outcomes:
- Medicaid rate increased 16% due to more comprehensive care documentation
- Care planning time decreased 5% due to ease of accessing resident data
- Nurses feel more empowered and take pride in their documentation
"Nurses feel more empowered while using SigmaCare and take pride in their documentation." -Kim Corp, Director of Medical Records and IT
Published: March 2, 2011