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SNF cost-comparison report: Occupancy rates down, cash-on-hand increases

SNF cost-comparison report: Occupancy rates down, cash-on-hand increases

A decline in occupancy rates and an increase in days cash-on-hand are among the findings included in CliftonLarsonAllen's sweeping Skilled Nursing Facility Cost Comparison Report.

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Nursing home pays $1.2 million fine following 35 deficiencies

A Tennessee nursing home is rebounding after being hit with a seven-figure fine from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Former pharmacy CEO gets max sentence for selling repackaged drugs to nursing homes

A former pharmacy CEO has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges that he repackaged and sold drugs returned from nursing homes.

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GAO will investigate Five-Star rating system

GAO will investigate Five-Star rating system

In a move sure to surprise many providers, the Government Accountability Office will investigate the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Five-Star Quality Rating System, according to a published report.

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We all need to remain active in letting the government know what we think in a positive and professional manner.

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Guest columns Connecting the dots in healthcare

Connecting the dots in healthcare

Guest columns Regulations that misfire

Regulations that misfire

Things I Think Staffing: solved

Staffing: solved

Guest columns Curiosity never gets old

Curiosity never gets old

The Real Nurse Jackie Think before you open your mouth in court!

Think before you open your mouth in court!

Living Leadership It's hard work having this much fun

It's hard work having this much fun

The World According to Dr. El Spirituality in long-term care

Spirituality in long-term care

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Managing financial burdens in LTC

Managing financial burdens in LTC

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Stroke 2.0 - Endovascular Reperfusion Techniques—Assessing the Evidence and Applying It in Practice

Stroke 2.0 - Endovascular Reperfusion Techniques—Assessing the Evidence and Applying It in Practice

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.

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