James M. Berklan

Editor

James M. Berklan has been the Editor of McKnight's Long-Term Care News and its affiliated publications since 2001. A graduate of Northwestern and John Carroll universities, he resides in the Chicago area with his wife and two children.

Most Recent Articles by James M. Berklan

Pragmatism: Surveyors put away their big sticks

Pragmatism: Surveyors put away their big sticks

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One of the biggest stories of the summer easily has been the news that full enforcement of nursing homes' new survey system will be postponed a year.

A 'super' approach to care

A 'super' approach to care

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Recent regulatory and reimbursement changes led Symphony Post Acute Care Network to develop a "Super SNF" care model.

Providers see survey gift in penalty delay

Providers see survey gift in penalty delay

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Penalties for the next phase of nursing home survey guidelines will be postponed a year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced June 30.

Providers laud CMS decision to delay survey fines one year

Providers laud CMS decision to delay survey fines one year

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Nursing home groups say they are grateful that regulators heard their concerns about new changes to survey requirements and softened the blow.

CMS wants outpatient knee replacements to be covered

CMS wants outpatient knee replacements to be covered

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has asked for coverage of knee replacement surgeries in outpatient facilities as part of a proposal concerning hospital outpatient prospective payments.

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