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

Providers tentatively welcome Medicare payment goals tied to quality

Providers tentatively welcome Medicare payment goals tied to quality

Long-term care leaders on Monday called a first-ever federal timeline for greater levels of bundled and other alternative payments "aggressive" but "a good thing."

Lawmakers predict work cutbacks if ACA coverage floor raised to 40 hours per week

Raising the definition of a full-time workweek from 30 to 40 hours would result in fewer work hours for many employees, Senate Democrats argued at a hearing last week.

A winning score: 20 years of helping hands

A winning score: 20 years of helping hands

An old parable says that if you're wondering whether acquiring a great new tool or developing a staff member is more important, try putting that tool in the hands of an incompetent worker.

CDC expecting bad flu season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that this year's flu vaccine might not provide robust protection against H3N2, the dominant strain circulating as of mid-December.

Payback time for auditors?

Payback time for auditors?

Recovery Audit Contractors that make incorrect accusations should be penalized, an influential physicians group is urging.

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