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DOJ shuts down $1B Miami nursing home fraud scheme

July 22, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The largest-ever fraud case involved the owner of more than 30 skilled nursing facilities and two others accused of kickbacks and false billing, the Department of Justice indictment says.

CMS launches stroke/heart disease reduction program

July 21, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is reaching deeper into primary care assessments to develop individualized treatment plans to reduce risks and promote wellness.

AHCA/NCAL honors 2016 award winners

July 21, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The AHCA/NCAL awards recognize those who have given exceptional care and efforts to residents in long-term and post-acute care, assisted living and ID/DD facilities.

HCR ManorCare launches lewy body dementia pilot program

July 21, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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 Long-term care owner and operator HCR ManorCare has partnered with the Lewy Body Dementia Association to offer support and education on Lewy body dementia. 

CMS saved $42B by preventing fraud and improper payment

July 21, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has saved $42 billion in fiscal years 2013 and 2014 by proactively preventing potential fraud and dispersing improper payments. Additional savings are expected for fiscal year 2015. 

Industry Insights

US CareNet expands into care management

July 20, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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US CareNet will provide chronic care and transitional care management, population health management and care coordination services for healthcare providers through NavCare, its new business division.

$154.5M CCRC expansion adds beds, amenities

July 20, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Phase II of construction at an Issaquah, Wash., continuing care retirement community will add 180-units, dining and recreation to the 630-acre planned community.

Hospital care transitions are key for those with Alzheimer's or other dementias

July 19, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Going to the hospital can be confusing for those with dementia, complicate their clinical symptoms and even make their dementia worse. Some hospitals may be better prepared and trained in dementia care than others, says a panel of care transition experts.

Study finds link between brain injury and Parkinson's but not Alzheimer's

July 19, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers did not see a relationship between people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and late-onset Alzheimer's disease in one of the largest studies of TBI to date, signaling the need for more brain research.

Older women more vulnerable, less likely to be screened after broken hip

July 19, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Fewer than one in five women who break their hip receive at least one of the recommended osteoporosis screening tests or treatments within six months of incidence, according to a metaanalysis from the AARP Public Policy Institute. 

Blogs

Training, practice and technology pay off in real emergencies

July 21, 2016     Stan Szpytek

Two real-life incidents show the importance of preparedness and training, so if the worst happens, your staff is ready.

Ohio Medicaid Qualified Income Trust

July 18, 2016     Kathleen Mears

Setting up a Qualified Income Trust/Miller Trust to fulfill the Medicaid requirements can be tricky business, so Ohio's Medicaid recipients shouldn't wait to get started on the process, says SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears.

Giving thanks on July 4

July 11, 2016     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears reflects on how her Fourth of July celebrations have changed over the years—and how thankful she is for memories of both. 

Collision in my new power chair

July 5, 2016     Kathleen Mears

Getting used to piloting a new power chair was part of SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears' planned day out, but not the crash inside the salon.