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ACHCA, NAB to co-launch national NHA training program

October 17, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The two organizations are hoping to set national standards for administrators-in-training and their preceptors.

Life Safety Codes start 11/1/16

October 9, 2016  |  Stan Szpytek

Is your organization ready for the new Life Safety Codes set to begin next month?

3 tips for finding the perfect MDS coordinator

October 4, 2016  |  By Terry Raser, RN

A veteran RN/MDS Coordinator discusses what skills and assessments are most important when hiring a new employee in the crucial role of overseeing the facility's Minimum Data Set documentation.


Feds propose improvements to PACE

September 30, 2016  |  Robert Gatty

The proposed plan is intended to streamline and improve the federal Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to help seniors avoid nursing home care.

CMS' Final Rule: Is it a win for residents?

September 30, 2016  |  Tom Ealey and Elizabeth Cameron, JD, MBA

Two business administration academics take an early look at what CMS' Final Rule for long-term care reform legislation will mean.

MedPAC and the 5-star rating systems

September 29, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

MedPAC is speaking out against CMS’ new five-star rating system for hospitals, citing flaws and unecessary reporting. Will the initiative spill over into senior care as well?

Should you allow employees to carry concealed weapons at work?

September 16, 2016  |  Steve Wilder, CHSP, STS

"My employees want to carry a concealed weapon to work." The decision to allow or prohibit "concealed carry" on your premises is a lot more complicated than you think, even if state law allows it.

FDA nixes 19 antibacterial handwash ingredients

September 2, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The final rule issued today forces companies to remove 19 different ingredients from over-the-counter products because they haven’t proven to be effective in preventing the spread of illness and could do more harm than good.

LTC organizations secure discount for movie night licenses

August 29, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The old reel-to-reel movies may have given way to DVDs and streaming videos, but keeping your “movie night” legal still requires public performance license. Luckily, there's a sale on licenses for the rest of 2016.

NOTICE Act takes effect

August 25, 2016  |  Robert Gatty

Advocacy groups are urging Congress to pass additional legislation on the NOTICE Act to allow observation time to count toward the required three-day inpatient stay for Medicare. Federal officials are also considering arbitration agreement provisions.

Illinois passes family caregiver leave law

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

The prairie state joins 4 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing employees to use their accrued paid sick days for a family member’s care instead of their own.

Illinois signs bill for dementia care regulations

August 22, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The state is the latest to mandate certification for facilities that provide care services for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.


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