Compensation

Salary matters in long-term care

Salary matters in long-term care

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The University of Pittsburgh's research involving certified nursing assistants and why they leave is among the most interesting I've seen recently in long-term care. Salary, it turns out, is not nearly as important as respect and flexibility in scheduling.

Dedicated nurses are in it for the money

Dedicated nurses are in it for the money

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I'm here to suggest that providers start seeking out nurses who are not even motivated mainly by the desire to help other people.

'Prosocial' bonuses at work boost mood

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Giving employees money to spend on charities or their coworkers is a way to increase job satisfaction and performance, according to Duke University research.

Time to reboot this case

Time to reboot this case

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We're hearing a lot lately about mandatory drug testing in the workplace. It appears that the Tennessee Supreme Court might be a good place to put such a requirement in place.

MDS 3.0 completion times are up, job satisfaction is down, survey shows

MDS 3.0 completion times are up, job satisfaction is down, survey shows

Overall job satisfaction has dropped among long-term care workers, and MDS 3.0 assessments are taking longer to complete than MDS 2.0, results of a new survey reveal.

Providers offering more drastic incentives for new nursing hires

Hospitals and nursing facilities around the country are getting more dramatic in their efforts to attract new employees in the face of a worsening nurse shortage, according to a recent report.

Experts favor new payment system rewarding higher quality and more efficient care

A new survey of healthcare leaders finds that almost all feel the current healthcare payment system is fundamentally flawed and must be reformed. An overwhelming majority favor bonuses for high-quality outcomes and more efficient care.

Skilled nursing facilities find new opportunities, new challenges with 60% rule

Skilled nursing facilities find new opportunities, new challenges with 60% rule

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Since the reduction of the so-called 75% Rule to 60%, SNFs have to work even harder to attract Part A therapy residents

ONE DAY TO GO - McKnight's Online Expo expert: You can 'max' out on Medicare

ONE DAY TO GO - McKnight's Online Expo expert: You can 'max' out on Medicare

In an effort to lower the cost of durable medical equipment, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has introduced a competitive bidding program among supply companies. Officials hope it will reduce medical equipment costs to the agency, beneficiaries and facilities that pay Medicare costs by 26% - or up to $1 billion per year.