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Technology can be key to improving quality in nursing homes, but providers know integrating new information technology can come with hurdles such as varying levels of computer proficiency among staff. A McKnight's Fall Online Expo webinar next Wednesday will examine the role technology plays in improving quality, and how providers can successfully achieve IT sophistication.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a tool to help long-term care providers address the needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults.
The federal government announced it would reduce a proposed Medicare rate hike for next year. Skilled care operators will now see a $430 million increase rather than the $500 million that had been recommended.
Nursing home administrators are averaging $119,197 in annual salary, nearly a 2.5% increase over last year, according to the "Nursing Home Salary & Benefits Report 2015-2016." Assistant administrators saw a 1.68% salary increase.
Skilled nursing facility admissions don't increase when Medicare Advantage plans waive the three-day stay rule, new research asserts.
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Endovascular therapy is an area of intense investigation and recent data showing the benefits of this therapy for stroke represent a paradigm shift. This educational activity will feature the results of several randomized clinical trials comparing the administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) followed by device removal of a clot with IV tPA alone and how to identify which patients may benefit from endovascular therapy. Experts will also touch upon the implications of these trials on emergency medical services and how we may optimize institutional systems of care for better patient outcomes.