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There's no better time for providers to tackle Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement, one of the hottest topics in long-term care, experts said during a McKnight's webcast on Wednesday.
Technology can be key to improving quality in nursing homes, but providers know integrating new information technology can come with hurdles such as varying levels of computer proficiency among staff. A McKnight's Fall Online Expo webinar next Wednesday will examine the role technology plays in improving quality, and how providers can successfully achieve IT sophistication.
Nursing home administrators are expressing concerns over a proposed hospital transfer rule they say is "impossible to comply with," the Kansas Health Institute News Service reports.
The Department of Health and Human Services needs to adopt a "more aggressive strategy" against Medicare and Medicaid overbilling, the director of the Office of Management and Budget wrote in a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell only recently obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.
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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.