Top News Story

Site-neutral payments likely to move forward, experts believe

Site-neutral payments likely to move forward, experts believe

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission evaluate site-neutral payments, a new brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation explores the debate and proposals.

More News

Involving nursing assistants with decisions may result in higher quality, study finds

Empowering nursing assistants and family members of nursing home residents in decision-making results improved service, a new study finds.

Early intellectual stimulation may result in better cognition in older adults

Life experiences with intellectual stimulation may have more impact than demographic influences on cognitive abilities in older adults, researchers find.

Also in the news for July 28, 2014 . . .

Nursing home aide accused of choking a resident....Monitoring pulse after stroke may prevent another stroke...Slow walking speed may predict dementia

Quote of the Day

... far too much of the discussion we're hearing about Medicaid spending seems to be focused on retribution rather than distribution.

Daily Editors' Notes

Blog round up

Guest columns The unknown world of dementia

The unknown world of dementia

Guest columns Positioning for narrowing PAC networks

Positioning for narrowing PAC networks

Marketplace Experts

Editor's Picks


Question of the Month

"How would you want colleagues to remember you if you took a new job or retired?" 

Send your answer to Staff Writer Tim Mullaney at tim.mullaney@mcknights.com. Please include your name, title, name of your workplace and its location. When possible, please include a picture of yourself. Your answer may appear in McKnight's Long-Term Care News.

Submit your answer now»

Featured CE

The Safe Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Pain

The Safe Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Pain

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary-care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who treat patients with substance use disorder. It explores the safe use of opioids in the treatment of pain
. To minimize the risk of abuse and addiction, evidence-based prescribing practices must be used when treating acute and chronic pain with opioids.

Don't miss any McKnight's news

Featured Articles