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.

Most Recent Articles by James M. Berklan

Another ominous sign on the LTC insurance front

Another ominous sign on the LTC insurance front

In olden days, if the leader of an army went down in battle, the rest of the troops were likely to founder because they were demoralized, directionless or simply had the fight taken out of them.

Admins, DONs see pay jumps

Salaries for nursing home administrators spiked 3.8% this year, when comparing facilities taking part in the nation's biggest survey in both 2015 and 2016.

Study casts doubt on future of value-based purchasing

Study casts doubt on future of value-based purchasing

Even as some experts were predicting that value-based purchasing initiatives would be expanding in the near future, researchers from a handful of universities were casting doubts on the success of a VBP demo project.

Court: Racial taunts? Tough

A patient making threats about being cared for by someone of a race he or she doesn't like is not a valid reason for a provider to assign staffing by race, a court has ruled.

Super Tuesday webinar: Harnessing your data for better pay and outcomes

The next McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar will show providers how to make the most of their in-house data. The must-attend event will offer examples from a provider that has achieved great success by analyzing its data to improve performance. The program offers free continuing education credit and begins at 1 p.m. Eastern on August 23.

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