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SNF victory in federal appeals court expected to cause review of other deficiency cases

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A federal appeals court has upheld fines emanating from a pair of deficiencies found and affirmed at a California nursing home. But the provider and its legal counsel are thrilled because the court also ruled that 25 other alleged deficiencies should be reviewed for relevance.

Expand electronic health record incentives to long-term care, providers insist

Federal health officials need to expand incentives for adopting Stage 3 Meaningful Use criteria for electronic health records to long-term care operators, a provider group demands in a new report.