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CMS urges providers to look at 'big picture' of IMPACT Act, health data

CMS urges providers to look at 'big picture' of IMPACT Act, health data

Although providers are rightfully preoccupied with the requirements of the Improving Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014, they should also be paying attention to widespread changes in data standardization and exchange, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid officials emphasized Thursday.

Labor shortage raising costs of CCRC construction

A skilled labor shortage in the construction industry is forcing some contractors to be increasingly selective in the senior housing projects they take on, driving up construction costs in the process.

CMS optimistic about reaching 30% value-based purchasing goal this year

Healthcare providers should reach the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services' goal of having 30% of all Medicare payment be value-based by the end of this year, one CMS official shared Tuesday.

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Evaluating aspiration risk, swallowing and a resident's desire to eat bacon is about more than liability: It's also about that phrase bandied about every day, which is 'resident choice.'

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Serving older adults: A community outreach example

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Leading by observation

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The marriage between life enrichment and marketing

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Dr. El's subversive guide to culture change

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Optimizing Outcomes With Oral Antiplatelet Therapies

A review of current guidelines and emerging data on selecting oral antiplatelet therapies, including the optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy in selected patients.

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