Resident care would suffer and providers would shoulder a larger burden if Congress acts on the latest recommendations from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, advocates for the long-term care sector say.
With its report due by the end of September, the Congressional Long-Term Care Commission is setting its sights on what can be accomplished in an "extraordinarily short time-frame," according to member Judith Stein, executive director of the Center for Medicare Advocacy.
The Department of Health and Human Services' Administration on Aging has proposed a rule to create federal guidelines for long-term care ombudsman programs, to create more uniformity and address questions around ombudsman responsibilities, information disclosure, complaint resolution and conflicts of interest.
Two research organizations are teaming up for a major study to reduce the number of fall-related injuries among seniors. Provider input is requested.
When RNs are available for hire, it is better to have an RN than an LPN.”
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