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Nursing Home Best Practices

Nursing Home Best PracticesThe quality of care and comfort that a nursing home provides is the backbone of their success. As most long term care facilities strive to reach excellence, there are some best practices that should be implemented in each to achieve this. With that said, ensure your clients are securely protected with an iron-clad Nursing Home Insurance Program and share the following recommendations with them.

Provide high-quality care.

A 4 or 5-star review from Medicare means that your clients have achieved excellence in their service. Furthermore, this company-wide reputation can be..


Posted:June 17, 2016
Posted in: Blog, Nursing Home

Tips on Avoiding Medical Malpractice Claims

Tips on Avoiding Medical Malpractice ClaimsThe scope of work for nurses in assisted living homes is ever-increasing. As these professionals take on more responsibility, they inevitably take on more risk. While nursing homes nationwide strive to provide quality and dependable care, litigation due to malpractice continues to be a cause for concern among this industry. With that said, let us take a closer look at how your clients can improve their chances of avoiding litigation and maintain their reputations. Even more importantly, however, is securing them with a comprehensive and customized


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Posted:June 6, 2016
Posted in: Blog, Nursing Home

The Rise of Telemedicine in Nursing HomesWith razor-thin margins in the long-term care industry, new ways to promote revenue are being introduced. While the idea of telemedicine is not new, it is for these facilities. Furthermore, telemedicine allows a wide range of services to be offered to these patients at a lesser cost. As we take a closer look at the implications of this service and how to make it work for your clients, ensure they are covered with a customized Nursing Home Insurance Program to secure their operations.

The


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Posted:May 20, 2016
Posted in: Blog, Nursing Home

Unwell Prisoners to be Sent to Nursing Homes?A new bill in Michigan proposes that frail prisoners who are eligible for parole will be sent to nursing homes rather than stay in prison. As these prisoners cost the government over $5 million each year in additional healthcare costs, the bill is pushing for nursing homes to acquire some of those costs and responsibility. While not everyone is on board with this decision and is still being fought, it’s imperative to for nursing homes to be equipped with the best Nursing Home Facility..


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Posted:May 6, 2016
Posted in: Blog, Nursing Home

Improving Employee Retention in Nursing HomesIt’s no secret that this industry has high turnover rates. The costs of employee acquisition and training can take a bite out of the budget, costing the company thousands over the course of the year. However, these staffing and retention tips, given straight from the experts, are great tools to implement in order to reduce employee turnover and increase guest satisfaction. While many top company strategies may be out of the question, plenty of these ideas can be emulated in any size nursing home facility. In addition, ensure..


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Posted:April 19, 2016
Posted in: Blog, Nursing Home

Tips for Providing Quality Nursing Home CareNursing homes are a necessity for many aging adults. This industry seeks to provide exceptional care and attention to these individuals in order to provide them comfort and peace of mind. With that said, there are some tips and tricks to share with your clients that will help to improve patient care and reduce Nursing Home Liability.

Be Prepared

Whether the patient has an emergency reaction to a food product or fell down the stairs, nursing home staff should always be prepared. This means carrying the..


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Posted:April 4, 2016
Posted in: Blog, Nursing Home

Transition Coming for Nursing Care FacilitiesThe traditional fee-for-service models that nursing homes operate under are slowly beginning to change. As a wave of older citizens move to nursing homes, facilities are transitioning to managed care models, which holds them more accountable for performance and resident satisfaction. During this time of transition, it’s important that these facilities are equipped with Nursing Home Insurance to mitigate risk and financial loss.

McKnight’s states that this year, some 800 hospitals will be taking part in an ongoing bundled payments demonstration project and a..


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Posted:March 18, 2016
Posted in: Blog, Nursing Home

Healthcare Group Settles for $125M from OverbillingConsidering that they work with clients who tend to be fragile and prone to accidents, nursing homes face heightened risks for negligence-based lawsuits. A comprehensive Assisted Living Professional Liability policy is absolutely critical to protecting these facilities’ financial interests. Recently, it was reported that a healthcare group settles for $125M from overbilling. Obviously, it’s critical that your clients perform due diligence when choosing third-party therapy providers with whom to partner.

Whistleblower Reports Company for Overbilling Medicare

In January, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the..


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Posted:March 10, 2016

Bed Prices Reach an All-Time HighWhile it should come as no surprise, the costs of operating a nursing home, or any assisted living facility for that matter, has dramatically increased. A new report has demonstrated that in 2015, record highs were reached, costing them an average of $85,900 per bed. While maintaining these costs and doing their best to implement best practices and equipment, this sector needs a comprehensive Assisted Living Facility Insurance program for adequate protection.

Irving Levin Associates said that the average price per bed has increased..


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Posted:February 24, 2016

Continuous Technological Monitoring Improving Elderly CareThe advent of new technology has allowed for the improvement of senior care nationwide. While most don’t associate cutting –edge technology with the elderly, these breakthroughs have boosted various components of geriatrics in recent years. As the care model has shifted from hospitals to home environments, these new developments are making progress at improving their quality of life at home. However, in order to secure their operations, your clients need to be equipped with a comprehensive Senior Living Risk Management Program.

McKnight’s states..


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Posted:February 16, 2016
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  • "K&B has a model that backs up their binders with services that help providers care for residents. They understand the business, including the challenge of reimbursement reductions enabling them to engage best-in-class service providers… This level of knowledge and responsiveness really helps agents ‘brand’ themselves.... "

    Erik Halvorsen
    Peachtree Special Risk Brokers

  • "Thank you K&B for your DigniCARE product. Our firm works with a variety of senior living facilities and we consider the DigniCARE Program to be one of the best in the industry. Your team delivers professional and friendly service to your policyholders and your agency partners. You are a rock... "

    Pam Muzzilla
    McGowan Private Client Group

  • "The staff at K&B understood everything. In fact, I almost felt that they knew what I needed before I asked. K&B got things accomplished in such a short time frame! We sent a new submission on a large account and got quotes back in less than 8 days! I wouldn’t... "

    Vickie Fortner
    Bowersox Insurance Agency

  • "I could have gone to the same carrier through a different broker, but I liked the staff at K&B and liked working with them. K&B wanted the business, were aggressive, and turned it around very quickly. I am very pleased with the work... "

    Robin Walker
    Expert Underwriters, Inc

  • "We rely on the experience of K&B that we may not get by going straight to the company. I believe this relationship is an important and necessary one in dealing with the insurance underwriters. Actually, K&B was the only brokerage we went through. It was all or nothing! Our deadlines... "

    Barry Layman
    The Colony Group, CIC

  • "The staff at K&B was instrumental in helping me! I had a policy that needed to be written at the 11th hour and with your staff at K&B, we wrote the policy. We have other policies coming up in the future and K&B is the trustworthy choice for us.... "

    Mark Kuhr
    Talbot/Hub Agency

  • "It’s the staff at K&B that I want to work with – you’re the ones who know what you’re doing!! K&B is straightforward in working with me and can tell me ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to my questions right away, which is great and what I need! The flow with K&B... "

    Mike Kram
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  • "Your staff is persistent. Since I’m persistent too, I like that! K&B’s service is great because of the small things. A big thing we contend with is having an underwriter simply pick up the phone to take a call from us. Your staff will do that and it means a... "

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    Nixon & Lindstrom Insurance

 
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  • "K&B has a model that backs up their binders with services that help providers care for residents. They understand the business, including the challenge of reimbursement reductions enabling them to engage best-in-class service providers… This level of knowledge and responsiveness really helps agents ‘brand’ themselves.... "

    Erik Halvorsen
    Peachtree Special Risk Brokers

  • "Thank you K&B for your DigniCARE product. Our firm works with a variety of senior living facilities and we consider the DigniCARE Program to be one of the best in the industry. Your team delivers professional and friendly service to your policyholders and your agency partners. You are a rock... "

    Pam Muzzilla
    McGowan Private Client Group

  • "The staff at K&B understood everything. In fact, I almost felt that they knew what I needed before I asked. K&B got things accomplished in such a short time frame! We sent a new submission on a large account and got quotes back in less than 8 days! I wouldn’t... "

    Vickie Fortner
    Bowersox Insurance Agency

  • "I could have gone to the same carrier through a different broker, but I liked the staff at K&B and liked working with them. K&B wanted the business, were aggressive, and turned it around very quickly. I am very pleased with the work... "

    Robin Walker
    Expert Underwriters, Inc

  • "We rely on the experience of K&B that we may not get by going straight to the company. I believe this relationship is an important and necessary one in dealing with the insurance underwriters. Actually, K&B was the only brokerage we went through. It was all or nothing! Our deadlines... "

    Barry Layman
    The Colony Group, CIC

  • "The staff at K&B was instrumental in helping me! I had a policy that needed to be written at the 11th hour and with your staff at K&B, we wrote the policy. We have other policies coming up in the future and K&B is the trustworthy choice for us.... "

    Mark Kuhr
    Talbot/Hub Agency

  • "It’s the staff at K&B that I want to work with – you’re the ones who know what you’re doing!! K&B is straightforward in working with me and can tell me ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to my questions right away, which is great and what I need! The flow with K&B... "

    Mike Kram
    MD Kram Insurance Brokerage

  • "Your staff is persistent. Since I’m persistent too, I like that! K&B’s service is great because of the small things. A big thing we contend with is having an underwriter simply pick up the phone to take a call from us. Your staff will do that and it means a... "

    Sean Crayton
    Nixon & Lindstrom Insurance