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Providers will receive keys to IT success on Wednesday

Providers will receive keys to IT success 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.

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Tool addresses LGBT residents

Tool addresses LGBT residents

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a tool to help long-term care providers address the needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults.

Feds trim pay bump from prior estimate

Feds trim pay bump from prior estimate

The federal government announced it would reduce a proposed Medicare rate hike for next year. Skilled care operators will now see a $430 million increase rather than the $500 million that had been recommended.

Administrator salaries rising

Nursing home administrators are averaging $119,197 in annual salary, nearly a 2.5% increase over last year, according to the "Nursing Home Salary & Benefits Report 2015-2016." Assistant administrators saw a 1.68% salary increase.

Study doubts 3-day waivers

Study doubts 3-day waivers

Skilled nursing facility admissions don't increase when Medicare Advantage plans waive the three-day stay rule, new research asserts.

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Compensation for better outcomes and costs

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Connecting the dots in healthcare

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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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