Glenda Motta, RN, MPH

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October 12th, 2012

By Glenda Motta RN, MPH

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that nearly one in five Medicare patients discharged from a hospital—approximately 2.6 million seniors—is readmitted within 30 days, at a cost...

May 30th, 2012

By Glenda Motta RN, MPH

Anyone interested in keeping abreast of Medicare basics as well as payment policy should add the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to your list of resources. MedPAC, an independent...

March 27th, 2012

By Glenda Motta RN, MPH

Say what you will about Obamacare, but the President has made eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse in healthcare a top priority. The Attorney General and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary recently released a report on health care fraud prevention...

January 24th, 2012

By Glenda Motta RN, MPH

Most individuals with chronic conditions would much prefer to remain at home in familiar surroundings than be relocated to a nursing care facility. Yet, the largest expenditures under state Medicaid programs...

December 20th, 2011

By Glenda Motta RN, MPH

In 1978, I was hired to develop a comprehensive discharge planning program at an inner city hospital in Washington, D.C. Way before DRGs and any reimbursement...

November 23rd, 2011

By Glenda Motta RN, MPH

Recently, I attended the WOCN Mid-Atlantic Regional conference. There, a nurse attorney discussed strategies to limit liability and improve patient care. The Maryland Patient Safety Law requires that hospitals report all Level I events to the state Office...

October 3rd, 2011

By Glenda Motta RN, MPH

Medicare is now beginning round two of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. Congress mandated this through the...

August 10th, 2011

By Glenda Motta RN, MPH

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just released regulations for acute and long-term care hospitals that include a new set of quality measures that will determine payment starting...

June 28th, 2011

By Glenda Motta RN, MPH

Coverage and payment for new wound care technology is never automatic, and demands skillful assessment of what various payers require to accept a new treatment modality. Reimbursement is complex and involves...

May 17th, 2011

By Glenda Motta RN, MPH

Identifying Areas for Improvement

March 25th, 2011

By Glenda Motta RN, MPH

The most commonly used wound dressings are classified as medical devices. Examples of these include (but are not limited to): absorptive dressings, alginates, collagens, composites, contact layers, foams, gauzes,...