Emily Mongan

Staff Writer

Emily Mongan joined McKnight's in May 2015, shortly after graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism. She has worked for the Minnesota Daily, Minnesota Parent Magazine, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Minnesota Monthly Magazine. She also worked as an editorial assistant for the University of Minnesota's Extension program, and served as cities editor for The Wake, the University's student-run magazine. She is a native of Milwaukee. In her free time she enjoys cooking, traveling, watching TV, and spending way too much money on theater and concert tickets.

Most Recent Articles by Emily Mongan

Ohio SNF shooter disabled alarm, spoke with residents during incident, employees recount

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The gunman in a shooting that left two Ohio nursing home employees and a police officer dead reportedly shot the facility's alarm system as he entered, leaving many employees unaware that he was in the building.

False Claims Act settlement to cost Genesis $53.6 million

False Claims Act settlement to cost Genesis $53.6 million

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Genesis Healthcare Inc. has agreed to pay more than $53 million to settle six lawsuits that alleged the long-term care giant violated the False Claims Act, the Department of Justice announced Friday.

MedPAC tells Congress to hasten post-acute pay overhaul

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The Medicare Payment Advisory Committee has submitted its June 2017 report to Congress, and with it request that lawmakers implement a unified post-acute care payment system beginning in 2021 — earlier than previously proposed.

Sustainability of dramatic drop in SNF antipsychotic use in doubt

Sustainability of dramatic drop in SNF antipsychotic use in doubt

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A new report is calling into question the sustainability of recent reductions in antipsychotic use among nursing home residents, and whether providers have shifted from antipsychotics to other less scrutinized but similarly risky medications.

ACOs prospering but high start-up costs, regulations holding them down, expert says

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Waiving the current three-day inpatient hospital stay required for beneficiaries in Accountable Care Organizations to qualify for Medicare skilled nursing coverage could help reduce regulatory burdens for the organizations, according to a new published report.

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