A staffing shortage is hurting patient care, N.J. nurses say. Most have considered leaving bedside work.

Almost 3-quarters of New Jersey bedside nurses have not too long ago regarded as leaving their work opportunities and a greater part say they’ve been positioned in conditions that place their license at danger, according to an alarming report introduced Thursday.

The study, carried out by Well being Professionals and Allied Employees — the most significant health and fitness treatment staff union in the state — discovered an overpowering perception of frustration between the 512 respondents, most of whom are bedside medical center nurses, or ended up until eventually a short while ago.

The sharp rise in nurses leaving bedside

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Staffing Shortages Lead Nursing Homes to Rethink the MDS Coordinator Role

Persistent staffing shortages combined with regulatory headwinds have put even more pressure on nursing home MDS coordinators, a specialty position that itself has not been immune to the job turnover felt across the sector.

And their role to ensure that facilities get the reimbursement they earn and the right care is provided may be more vital than ever with proposed Medicare cuts on the horizon.

Some operators, like Milwaukee-based North Shore Healthcare, have looked for ways to make their MDS process easier and more efficient by keeping their MDS coordinators focused on assessments and by providing them more regional support.

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Why EVV Can Help With Staffing, Payers & Patient Care

It has long been argued that electronic visit verification (EVV) is necessary to stop fraud; now it’s also necessary for states to unlock their full share of federal funding. Under the 21st Century Cures Act, states are required to use EVV for all Medicaid-funded home health services by Jan. 1, 2023; those who don’t may not get their full federal match. To get a look at where things stand about six months out—and the benefits and pitfalls of EVV—HomeCare talked with Stephen Vaccaro, president of HHAeXchange, a company that provides homecare management software, EVV and other technology for homecare providers

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