The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sees the upcoming Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement guidelines, not harsher penalties, as the way to reduce adverse events in post-acute care, officials said on an Open Door Forum call Thursday.
Providers' complaints about the so-called "two-midnight rule" for determining hospital inpatient status have led to a new bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate, which would create less rigid guidelines.
The West Virginia Supreme Court will consider the distinction between corporate negligence and medical negligence as it weighs a $90 million verdict against an HCR ManorCare facility, according to reports on oral arguments that took place Wednesday.
A resident and her daughter died of gunshot wounds in an apparent murder-suicide at a skilled nursing facility in San Francisco, according to local authorities.
When the focus is on accomplishing all the tasks to avoid getting in trouble, the residents' needs and desires get lost.”
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This accredited activity will focus on providing an increased awareness of Non-24-Hour Disorder, and consensus recommendations for diagnosis and treatment. Two leading experts in circadian rhythm disorders will review the data, symptomatology, and treatment of this disease occurrence in the totally blind population. Presenters will provide an overview of the master body clock, and the concept of a 24- versus a non-24-hour day as a foundation for understanding the epidemiology and clinical presentation of patients with Non-24-Hour Disorder.