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Change the nursing home survey process

Change the nursing home survey process

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If LeadingAge's latest strategy works as hoped, it would mean high-performing nursing homes wouldn't have the fire of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services dragon breathing down their necks every nine to 15 months.

Post-acute care largely explains geographic differences in Medicare spending, report affirms

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Geographic variances in post-acute care largely account for differences in Medicare spending patterns, supporting healthcare reform measures that encourage better acute and post-acute coordination, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine.

Amount of post-acute care accounts for regional differences in Medicare spending, report says

Amount of post-acute care accounts for regional differences in Medicare spending, report says

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Geographic variations in Medicare payments can be largely explained by how much skilled nursing and post-acute care is being used, according to a recently released interim report from the Institute of Medicine.

Workshop to emphasize ways technology can improve LTC

The Institute of Medicine is hosting a daylong workshop today that focuses on current and emerging technologies that can give seniors with long-term care needs more independence. Among the highlights is the unveiling of an updated LeadingAge video.

Technologies for helping the elderly and disabled to be featured at Institute of Medicine workshop

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The Institute of Medicine will host a workshop Wednesday that will focus on current and emerging technologies that can help seniors and disabled individuals live more independently. Among the highlights will be the unveiling of an updated LeadingAge "Ernesto" video focusing on assistive technologies. One of the keynote speakers will be Joseph Coughlin, director of AgeLab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who also was a top speaker at the LeadingAge annual convention in October. The daylong event can be attended in person in Washington or watched via live video webcast.

Survey: Poor mental health care keeping seniors at risk

Survey: Poor mental health care keeping seniors at risk

Many Americans age 65 and older who suffer from mental health disorder do not receive treatments that meet acknowledged standards, according to results of a new survey. Conducted by the John A. Hartford Foundation, the study showed that many seniors do not know depression can significantly increase other health risks.

IOM report: Technology, performance incentives could transform U.S. healthcare system

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Although waste and inefficiency plague the U.S. healthcare system, the use of emerging technologies and payment reforms could have a transformative effect, a new report asserts.

Medicare payment reforms need to be based on more than geography, IOM says

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States should allow a broader scope of practice among healthcare providers to improve access to care, rather than have the federal government base Medicare payment adjustments around geographic locations, an Institute of Medicine analysis says.

Institute of Medicine checklist offers guidelines for healthcare executives

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Healthcare executives should have full understanding about the benefits of healthcare information technology as a means for improving outcomes and lowering costs, new guidelines recommend.

Institute of Medicine advocates for more chronic pain research and management

Nearly 116 million adults in the United States live with chronic pain, at a cost of up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity, according to a new report.

IOM report: Nurses should have more independence, greater role in implementation of healthcare reform

The Institute of Medicine on Tuesday released a report calling for a larger role for nurses in the delivery of healthcare and in the implementation of healthcare reform.

New respect for nurses

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A new report underscores what many nurses already know: They play an increasingly important role in the practice of medicine.

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