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Health care affected by race/ethnicity

November 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services  found Medicare beneficiaries of minority racial/ethnic groups reported receiving worse care than whites. 

Something WAS bothering him

November 15, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Residents who cry out for help can be wearing on caregivers. But what if they really do need something?

OIG scrutinizes SNFs and therapy reimbursement

November 14, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-chief
news

The office’s 2017 workplan targets rehabilitation, hospice and hyperbaric oxygen therapy services, in addition to SNF billing.

Sanjay Gupta on longevity

November 3, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
article

What's the secret to a long and healthy life? CNN's Chief Medical Officer Sanjay Gupta speaks on health, wellness and longevity at this week's LeadingAge Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Six keys to an effective infection preventionist

November 2, 2016  |  Amy Stewart, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-CT
article

Set your infection preventionist up for success by understanding the role and responsiblities beyond what's mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

Life Care Centers reaches $145M settlement

October 26, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

The nation’s largest private nursing home company will pay $145 million to settle claims it overcharged the government for therapy treatments. 

NIC: SNF occupancy down, but Medicaid per diem hits 5-year high

September 19, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

Skilled nursing occupancy has declined to a five-year low, but the news is good for Medicaid per diem revenue, according to Q2 data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).

UpToDate adds sleep medicine

August 23, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The addition formalizes sleep medicine as a specialty and makes its diagnostic information and treatment guidelines accessible to clinicians, including those in geriatrics.

Government plows broadband clearing for rural SNFs

August 12, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
article

Industry leaders’ persistent efforts resulted in passage of the Rural Health Care Connectivity Act, which will allow skilled nursing facilities to seek federal funding to finance high-speed Internet service for providers in rural areas. 

The cost of payroll-based journal reporting adding up fast

July 20, 2016  |  David Raths
article

Skilled nursing facilities are quickly finding the Payroll-Based Journal Reporting, mandated timekeeping regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, are more time-consuming than...

JAMDA: New trends in LTC populations

June 27, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The AMDA—Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Population Health Workgroup has released new data on the long-term/post-acute care population and the types of care and supports needed, especially in nursing homes.

Nursing depositions—Duty or disaster?

April 26, 2016  |  Amy Stewart, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-CT
article

Being asked to give a deposition doesn’t have to be a scary experience with the right documentation skills and preparedness.

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