Most Recent Articles by Elizabeth Leis Newman
Organizers of the first national meeting of the new American Association of Directors of Nursing Services timed their event just right. On Thursday, members became the first group of long-term care providers to learn of a new survey process that will start next year as a consequence of the new federal nursing home participation rule that was released late Wednesday.
Of course precautions have to be taken in a healthcare setting to prevent the spread of AIDS, but they are things you'd also use as a basic standard of care.
While providers cheered an estimated $920 million payment increase for fiscal 2017, they also resigned themselves to preparing for four new quality measures.
Volunteering after age 40 provides more mental health benefits than serving when younger, according to a new analysis from British researchers.
Skilled nursing facilities failing to submit data for new quality measures will suffer a 2-percentage point reduction starting with 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services warned in the recent release of its final rule.