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Capitalize on QAPI now, experts say

Capitalize on QAPI now, experts say

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.

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CMS to test new value-based Medicare Advantage model

Medicare Advantage will unveil a new model where plans are tailored to meet individual clinical needs. Tests of the model will begin in 2017.

Nursing home bookkeeper convicted of stealing $4,000 from resident accounts

The former bookkeeper at an Alabama nursing home has been convicted of stealing more than $4,000 from patient trust fund accounts, the state's attorney general announced Tuesday.

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Providers' comments on rules overhaul deluge CMS: Online Expo to provide answers

Providers' comments on rules overhaul deluge CMS: Online Expo to provide answers

As providers are being urged to voice their opinions on a massive proposed overhaul to long-term care regulations, a McKnight's webinar next Wednesday will dive into how these changes impact payment, health records and more.

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Making resident-centered care a priority

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The high cost of rudeness

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Connecting the dots in healthcare

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Regulations that misfire

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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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