October 2009 Issue of McKnight's Long Term Care News
Long-term care providers praised a pivotal healthcare reform bill that was introduced last month by the Senate Finance Committee.
A controversial new rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will recalibrate Medicare case mixes under the Resource Utilization Group (RUG) system.
Providers could be heard breathing a sigh of relief last month after the Senate Finance Committee released its healthcare reform bill.
Despite healthy increases, the future remains uncertain
The lending environment is better, but it is still unpredictable. Providers asking for capital should come prepared to prove their worthiness as borrowers
Investing in more efficient transportation options is smart. It helps the environment, cuts down on costs—and it's not as hard as it sounds
60 Seconds with...
Howard Gleckman, Senior Research Associate The Urban Institute
Ask the care expert
Sherrie Dornberger, RNC, CDONA, FACDONA President, NADONA
Ask the treatment expert
Donna Sardina, RN, MHA, WCC President, Wound Care Education Institute
Ask the nursing expert
Anne Marie Barnett, RN Former President, Maryland NADONA/LTC
Ask the payment expert
Patricia Boyer, MSM, NHA, RN President, Boyer & Associates, LLC
Ask the legal expert
John Durso, Esq. Ungaretti & Harris LLP
Having my say
Does Congress fully understand the impact that billions of dollars of funding cuts to skilled nursing facilities will have?
Almost a decade ago, a small group of long-term care nurse executives met for a day to provide support to one another, and to share ...
The big picture
The Internet has given rise to an angry mob that seems intent on snuffing out any thoughts that don't align with theirs.
I have to admit I wasn't really ready for the outpouring we received over hospice care.
A lot has changed since Boyd Hendrickson was hired as a nursing home administrator back in 1970...