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GAO will investigate Five-Star rating system

GAO will investigate Five-Star rating system

In a move sure to surprise many providers, the Government Accountability Office will investigate the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Five-Star Quality Rating System, according to a published report.

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CMS extends nursing home improvement initiative

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will extend its initiative to improve care in nursing facilities, the agency announced Thursday.

Bill would expand restrictions on campaigning in nursing homes

Wisconsin legislators have introduced a bill that would ban political candidates and their staff from campaigning at nursing homes on the day voting deputies visit to help residents complete their absentee ballots.

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Post-acute push boosts ACO savings

Post-acute push boosts ACO savings

Medicare accountable care organizations saved the federal government more than $411 million in 2014, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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I've discovered a foolproof way to weed out the wheat from the tares... the future long-term care superstars from the hapless pretenders. Just watch them park.

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Guest columns Regulations that misfire

Regulations that misfire

Things I Think Staffing: solved

Staffing: solved

Guest columns Curiosity never gets old

Curiosity never gets old

The Real Nurse Jackie Think before you open your mouth in court!

Think before you open your mouth in court!

Living Leadership It's hard work having this much fun

It's hard work having this much fun

The World According to Dr. El Spirituality in long-term care

Spirituality in long-term care

Guest columns Evaluating extensive versus moderate assist

Evaluating extensive versus moderate assist

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Managing financial burdens in LTC

Managing financial burdens in LTC

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Stroke 2.0 - Endovascular Reperfusion Techniques—Assessing the Evidence and Applying It in Practice

Stroke 2.0 - Endovascular Reperfusion Techniques—Assessing the Evidence and Applying It in Practice

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.

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