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

Resident charged with arson in nursing home fire

An independent living resident became angry at staff and set the skilled nursing wing of her facility on fire, according to Illinois State Police.

MACRA regs challenging for elderly patients, advocates say

Regulations under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act could create more challenges for long-term or terminally ill patients, eldercare advocates said last week.

OIG slams insufficient Medicare documentation, especially from nursing homes

OIG slams insufficient Medicare documentation, especially from nursing homes

The reported error rate for Medicare Fee-for-Service in fiscal year 2015 was 12.09%, well above the compliance threshold of 10%, a new government report finds.

Providers get new pay model for readmits

Providers get new pay model for readmits

Skilled nursing facilities moving into a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services model will need to reduce avoidable hospitalizations through intensive staff training and new treatments.

FDA warning about opioids

Labels for certain opioid pain medications will soon be required to carry a warning about the drugs' risks of misuse and death, the Food and Drug Administration said in March.

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