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.

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CMS surprise: New nursing home survey process to debut in late 2017

CMS surprise: New nursing home survey process to debut in late 2017

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.

 ACLU takes on nursing homes

ACLU takes on nursing homes

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.

Providers to receive 2.4% raise next year

Providers to receive 2.4% raise next year

While providers cheered an estimated $920 million payment increase for fiscal 2017, they also resigned themselves to preparing for four new quality measures.

Helping others boosts health

Volunteering after age 40 provides more mental health benefits than serving when younger, according to a new analysis from British researchers.

Quality measurements are a 'game changer,' expert notes

Quality measurements are a 'game changer,' expert notes

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.

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