James M. Berklan

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

Making a quality bet on ACOs a risky proposition

Making a quality bet on ACOs a risky proposition

If there's anything that's become clear about this ACO business lately, it's that it's not going to be as simple as A-B-C.

Official: HIPAA audits to bring penalties

In apparent acknowledgement that HIPAA violation enforcement has been less than aggressive so far, a government adviser said that HIPAA audits would soon produce swift results — and penalties, when appropriate.

Rehab firm's overbilling will cost provider $1 million-plus

Rehab firm's overbilling will cost provider $1 million-plus

The fallout from a recent spike in rehabilitation charges to government payers continued to make headlines in September. This time, a nursing home company was blamed for insufficient oversight of its contract therapy provider.

Hackbarth rips 3-day stay rule

If outgoing MedPAC Chairman Glenn Hackbarth had his way, Medicare would pay for skilled nursing services without requiring a three-day hospital stay first.

Sampling can convict: judge

In an unprecedented ruling, a federal judge has declared that officials may use just a statistical sampling of Medicare claims to help prove nursing home company overbilling charges.

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