Elizabeth Leis Newman

Senior Editor

Elizabeth Newman is the senior editor at McKnight's Long-Term Care News. She was previously the Editorial Manager at LifeBridge Health in Baltimore, and is a former newspaper reporter. She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Elizabeth lives in Chicago.

Most Recent Articles by Elizabeth Leis Newman

New survey guidance coming soon, CMS official says

New survey guidance coming soon, CMS official says

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Interpretive guidance for the new survey process incorporating Phase 2 regulations may be released over the next few weeks, a top government official said Thursday.

Florida governor signs law that will change nursing home reimbursement

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Florida nursing homes will be moving to a prospective payment system for reimbursement following Gov. Rick Scott's (R) signing of legislation Friday.

E-prescribing needed for VA, government watchdog says

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Department of Veterans Affairs clinicians and pharmacists should be able to order medications electronically and track dispensing of controlled prescription drugs, among other best practices, according to a government report.

CMS seeks to ease burdens for quality program

CMS seeks to ease burdens for quality program

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Small and rural providers may find it easier to participate in quality programs under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) following a proposed rule that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued Tuesday.

Facilities may be underestimating risk of animals in pet therapy programs

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Almost one-fourth (22%) of eldercare facilities have no policy whatsoever for animal-assisted intervention programs, also called therapy animal or pet therapy programs, according to a new academic study.

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