Amy Novotney

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Spreading too thin?

Spreading too thin?

Lenders encourage facility operators to think twice before pursing alternative models of care; 'jack-of-all-trades' a challenging label to embrace

Study gives bathing gloves thumbs-up

Nursing homes could save money and improve resident skin care by using disposable wash gloves rather than giving traditional soap-and-water bed baths, according to recently published research.

Agencies offer resource for improving LGBT inclusion

Agencies offer resource for improving LGBT inclusion

Many older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults residing in long-term care facilities do not feel safe being open about their sexual identities, experts say.

Panel slams fee for service

The predominance of fee-for-service payment methods is the greatest barrier to improving efficiency in the nation's healthcare system, according to a May 29 report from a panel of White House advisors. The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology criticized the FFS payment model because it focuses on the volume of services provided rather than on better outcomes.

Referrals funnel duals into lower quality nursing homes

Referrals funnel duals into lower quality nursing homes

Government health programs could save money and health outcomes could improve if more dual-eligible beneficiaries were to go from hospitals to well-staffed long-term and post-acute facilities, according to research from Brown and Harvard universities.

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