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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Love him or not, Trump could be your key man

Love him or not, Trump could be your key man

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Politics truly can make strange bedfellows. A great illustration of this could be the many nursing home operators who might think they don't like President-elect Donald Trump but really could end up loving him.

Kindred quits: dumping SNFs

Kindred quits: dumping SNFs

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Kindred Healthcare Inc., which operated more than 200 nursing homes less than a decade ago, is pulling the plug on its skilled nursing facilities.

Court to let nurses unionize

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A federal appeals court has denied review of a South Carolina nursing home's lawsuit against a group of nurses trying to unionize.

Medicare appeals backlog to be fixed by 2020, HHS says

Medicare appeals backlog to be fixed by 2020, HHS says

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Federal health officials say tweaks to the system will enable them to eradicate a massive backlog of Medicare decision appeals in 2019. They made the prediction in a court brief filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in early November.

Focus: Readmission rates

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Rehospitalization rates should continue to be a strong focal point for gauging providers' efficacy in future payment arrangements.

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