A nursing home operator with 100 beds can expect $194,000 in liability expenses in 2014, according to a new analysis from the American Health Care Association and Aon Global Risk Consulting.
To give credit where it's due, when the New York Times does a story on nursing homes, it tends to give up enough space to get multiple sides, not to mention sources that include the industry checklist of Professional People With Thoughts.
Certain skilled nursing facilities could provide Medicare-covered services to beneficiaries without a preceding hospital stay, under a new bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.
We know that speaking two languages has positive effects, ranging from an ability to switch between tasks to cognitive quickness in older adults.
I've recently drawn up my plans for the winter, and I'm very excited about what's in store! I'd like to share my ideas with you and get some feedback. Let's call this the "Winter 2014 Agenda: Discussion Draft."
The leader of the nation's largest nursing home association trumpeted gains made over the last three years but also exhorted members to press for more change.
Even before the fall convention season started, providers could be pretty sure about what grand messages they were going to hear from the big guys: Work hard, produce good records, make better networking connections. But that wasn't all.
Leonard Russ will lead the American Health Care Association's Board of Governors as its new chairman, the organization has announced. The nation's largest long-term care provider association concluded its annual convention and expo yesterday.
It seemed like a low-tech gimmick, but I signed up anyway to take the Virtual Dementia Tour. I had seen it promoted at the opening session of the American Health Care Association convention this week in Phoenix and I felt it would at least help me briefly escape the continual, non-existent clamor of my fan
Barring a shocker that would be akin to Uncle Sam suddenly handing out a double-digit market basket increase to Medicare reimbursement rates, Len Russ will become the next board chairman of the American Health Care Association today. Call it a big win for a "little guy."
Long-term care operators and top managers will be making their way to Phoenix this weekend through Wednesday to attend the 64th annual AHCA/NCAL exhibition and expo. Hosted by the largest nursing home association in the country, the AHCA show will feature dozens of opportunities to earn continuing education credit through educational sessions; top keynote speakers; and an expansive exhibit hall that opens for a total of six and a half hours Monday and Tuesday.
More long-term care facilities are earning top marks in national quality ratings, but providers may need increased focus on infection control, according to the American Health Care Association's 2013 Quality Report. Between 2011 and 2012, providers improved "in almost all the quality measures generally used," the report states.
Each year about this time, I get that special tingle, followed by an irresistible impulse. Soon I'm dancing madly around the house, racing from room to room, jumping and gyrating on pieces of furniture while shouting, "It's long-term care conference time! It's long-term care conference time!"
The nation's largest long-term care provider association will advocate for site-neutral payments and other policies in a concerted effort to prevent further reductions in reimbursement, the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living announced yesterday.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should not waver from its long-standing support of state-based quality improvement organizations, the American Health Care Association and nearly 50 other organizations have told government officials.
There's an informal nickname that describes the many acronyms being used in healthcare these days: alphabet soup. We may have just experienced an Olympic record for it.
Nursing homes have made strides toward reducing antipsychotic medication use among residents with dementia, according to new figures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living.
Long-term care providers looking to set and achieve quantifiable improvement goals, unique to their organization, are invited to attend a webinar hosted by the American Health Care Association at 2:00 p.m. EDT on Aug. 26. These goals should help attract new healthcare-savvy residents.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should preserve state-based quality improvement organizations for Medicare oversight, according to a large number of healthcare groups, including the American Health Care Association.
Providers are invited to attend "Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Countdown to Employer Requirements: What to know about being in compliance," a webinar about the Affordable Care Act's implementation on Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. Eastern.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should consider a higher market basket update for nursing homes due to improper calculations that could be costing providers, the American Health Care Association maintains.
A government investigation into nursing homes' antipsychotic prescribing practices will not move forward due to budget and staff cuts, according to nonprofit investigative news organization The Center for Public Integrity.
Long-term care providers are offering lawmakers policy ideas aligned with the changing healthcare landscape in the United States, in an effort to control costs and improve quality while avoiding slashed reimbursements, according to Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of the American Health Care Association. The leader of the nation's largest long-term care provider organization spoke out this week for legislation based on $2 billion in savings through reduced hospital readmissions.
Lawmakers may have an inaccurate understanding of skilled nursing facility margins based on outdated and partial information, the leader of the nation's largest nursing home organization is cautioning. American Health Care Association President and CEO Mark Parkinson sent a warning letter Monday to House and Senate leaders.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should hold off on updating Medicare skilled nursing facility reimbursement rates due to potential problems in its calculation methods, the American Health Care Association stated Monday.
Saber Healthcare Group has made its first appearance on the American Health Care Association's annual list of the 50 largest U.S. nursing facility companies.
The nation's largest nursing home association has re-absorbed an aggressive sub-group of large nursing home operators to create an even stronger lobbying organization for long-term care providers.
Prompted by a hearing of the House Ways & Means Committee, the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living has reiterated a call for bipartisan action to reform Medicare without further steep reimbursement cuts.
Observation stay legislation and preventing more reimbursement cuts are at the top of the list of those visiting lawmakers.
Long-term care providers should be cautious adopters as Medicaid managed care programs grow in scope and number, according to a new report and toolkit from the American Health Care Association. Advisory documents for providers are attached as Appendix B and Appendix D to the toolkit.