James M. Berklan

James M. Berklan

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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.

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Revised federal health IT strategic plan released, linked to long-term care

Revised federal health IT strategic plan released, linked to long-term care

Although physicians and hospitals are the main focus of an updated federal health information technology plan announced Monday, long-term care and other providers were also identified as targets of a push into new territory

NM uses unique tactics to sue nursing home chain over care, staffing issues

Providers nationwide will be anxiously watching to see if there is traction in a lawsuit filed by the New Mexico attorney general alleging insufficient staffing made proper care impossible. Outgoing Attorney General Gary King sued seven nursing homes operated by Preferred Care Partners Management Group on Friday.

Make auditors also pay for their mistakes, doc group insists

Make auditors also pay for their mistakes, doc group insists

Recovery Audit Contractors making incorrect accusations should also be penalized, the American Medical Association is telling lawmakers and regulators. Physicians, long-term care operators and other providers have long criticized the RAC system, which rewards the government's contracted investigators based on the volume of "improper payments" they point out.

Does Genworth's news mean it's time to flee?

Does Genworth's news mean it's time to flee?

There is a memorable scene in the movie "Forrest Gump" when Lt. Dan chews out the well-intentioned title soldier for saluting him while the enemy is likely watching. The implication is that if you want to strike a crushing blow to something, you take out its leader.

Facility settles lawsuit in food cart death

A California long-term care facility agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit after family members were awarded $135,000 in a case involving a resident hit by a food cart. A settlement was reached while the provider appealed the judgment, leading to the deal.

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