Long Term Care & Senior Living Blog

Peter Corless

Peter Corless is Executive Vice President of Enterprise Development for OnShift. Peter is a recognized HR leader in post-acute care and is well-known for his achievements at some of the country’s largest post-acute care organizations, including Kindred Healthcare and Genesis HealthCare. As an experienced, international chief administrative and human resources officer within these organizations, he developed strategies that reduced turnover, improved recruiting and hiring strategies, and reduced labor costs.
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Rules of Engagement: The 1% Rule

Peter Corless

Employee engagement is a top priority for many senior care executives in 2017. And it’s no surprise when you consider the high turnover and the resultant high recruiting and on-boarding costs among the assisted living and long-term care workforce.

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Are Your Employee Engagement Initiatives Working? Four Ways to Tell

Peter Corless

Employee engagement has become a buzzword in the senior care profession as providers grapple with staff retention and combat high turnover rates. The solution: foster engaged workers, and organizations will see a more stable workforce and improved business outcomes.

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Rules of Engagement: The 90-Day Rule

Peter Corless

Employee engagement is a hot topic in the senior care industry. The demand for staff is increasing exponentially as 70 million baby boomers approach retirement age. To add insult to injury, unemployment has dipped below 5% and with more employment choices, employee turnover has reached 50+% in some long-term care and senior living organizations.

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PBJ 2.0 and Nursing Home Compare

Peter Corless

Here it is February, 2017 and the second mandatory reporting date for Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) data is almost upon us. Skilled Nursing Facilities have until February 14, 2017 to submit their staffing data covering the period Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2016 (facilities must electronically submit their data within 45 days of the end of the reporting period).

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Five Star Quality Rating: Strategies For Long-Term Care Providers

Peter Corless

Many of you may be aware that I have the distinct privilege and honor to serve on the Board of Governors of the American Healthcare Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).  AHCA has one position on its Board for an Associate Business Member which is filled with a representative from the Vendor Partner community.

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Payroll-Based Journal Update: What We Learned & What’s To Come

Peter Corless

The first Payroll-Based Journal reporting period had its challenges, from confusion on which direct care hours providers should report to technical difficulties when submitting. These multiple issues led the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to postpone the initial submission deadline from November 14, 2016 to December 1, 2016.

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Payroll-Based Journal—Don’t let the Deadline Pass You By

Peter Corless

Believe it or not, calendar Q3 (federal government Q4) has come to an end. It’s now October and you can officially submit all of your PBJ data from the previous quarter.

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Senior Living Experts Share Their Best Employee Engagement Advice

Peter Corless

At this years’ Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in Denver, CO, I had the opportunity to meet with many smart and talented senior living leaders and attend some great sessions on workforce issues.

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Why You Really Shouldn’t Wait to Submit Your PBJ Data

Peter Corless

The first Payroll-Based Journal deadline is approaching and CMS is taking some time to clarify their expectations for providers as they prepare their first submission files.

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Why Senior Care Executives Fear the New Overtime Rule & How to Prepare

Peter Corless

Overtime has always been a concern for senior care communities as they strive to manage their labor budget as efficiently as possible. However, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule has reinforced the need for strict management of overtime. In fact, the results of two recent surveys revealed that the new overtime rule is top of mind for executives in industries across the board, and especially those in senior care.

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