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AHCA pitches 'permanent' therapy payment system

AHCA pitches 'permanent' therapy payment system

Nursing homes' biggest national ally and advocate is making the rounds on Capitol Hill this week in an effort to convince Congress to let die a lengthy experiment to withhold therapy claims while it roots out fraud.

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Pain assessment 'insufficient' for dementia patients, researchers say

Caregivers have no reliable means to gauge pain in dementia patients, university researchers maintain while calling for new methods to assess chronic pain in those populations.

Former NQF safety advocate settles false claims complaint for $1 million

The former chair of a National Quality Forum safety committee has agreed to pay a $1 million civil fine to settle allegations he violated the False Claims Act by soliciting and accepting kickbacks, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Ask the legal expert ... about "granny cams"

Ask the legal expert ... about "granny cams"

I know there are state-specific laws, but what can we do generally to keep "granny cams" out of our facility? Seems like the movement to use them is growing.

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Providers need to be smart while accommodating the emerging Medicare payment system.

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Carbon monoxide is entirely preventable

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What's in a name?

Guest columns Quick tips for adapting QAPI

Quick tips for adapting QAPI

Guest columns Engaging LTC residents

Engaging LTC residents

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Preserving Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients Requiring General Anesthesia

Preserving Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients Requiring General Anesthesia

The elderly brain is more vulnerable to the adverse effects of surgery and anesthesia compared with the younger brain. Both anecdotally and in clinical investigation, the elderly surgical population has been found to exhibit a significantly higher prevalence of postoperative cognitive decline. The most common manifestations of this decline are postoperative delirium (POD) and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD).

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