Elizabeth Leis Newman

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 lives in Chicago with her husband and three cats.

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IT'S HERE: Online Expo starts today

IT'S HERE: Online Expo starts today

Much like an actual rock concert, McKnight's Online Expo participants will begin today's sessions with "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," a wound care presentation by Janice Beitz, Ph.D.

Nursing home groups support 'doc fix' bill

Nursing home groups support 'doc fix' bill

Leaders of the nation's two largest long-term care associations spoke favorably Monday about a bill that would improve Medicare physician pay rates while moderately restricting LTC pay. In fact, the head the American Health Care Association said the group will "enthusiastically support" a bill that would end the "doc fix" issue, provided the final language is what it expects.

Pressure ulcer rates expected to grow; learn more at the Online Expo

Pressure ulcer rates expected to grow; learn more at the Online Expo

There are approximately 2.5 million pressure ulcers treated in acute care yearly, according to the Joint Commission. By 2017, the number of pressure, venous and diabetic ulcers will increase to 60 million worldwide.

Providers seek answers to wide-ranging legal concerns

Providers seek answers to wide-ranging legal concerns

Payment arrangements, coding, referrals and stretching employees' work days were all high-profile topics at the Legal Issues Forum on Monday at the LeadingAge PEAK conference.

New, 'most important' LeadingAge program helps members ask better strategic questions

New, 'most important' LeadingAge program helps members ask better strategic questions

LeadingAge members can soon use a new decision-making framework called Thrive, executives announced Monday at the association's spring meeting.

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