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New scope for Tech Awards

New scope for Tech Awards

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The 2018 McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards program is expanding to two tracks and also doubling the number of available categories.

Want CE credit? Better have a number

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The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards announced it is creating a continuing education registry.

Providers decry $2 billion loss in therapy caps deal

Providers decry $2 billion loss in therapy caps deal

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Providers knew that elimination of Medicare Part B therapy caps would likely come with significant side costs, but nobody wanted them this high.

Online Expo enjoying 12th year

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Providers will have ongoing access to all sessions at this month's 12th Annual McKnight's Online Expo for at least six months after the event, organizers confirmed during final preparations.

Providers take issue with Trump's budget

Providers take issue with Trump's budget

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Long-term care providers found little to like in President Donald Trump's proposed budget for 2019.

Industry balks at drug report

Industry balks at drug report

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Skilled nursing leaders criticized a Human Rights Watch report on antipsychotics in February.

Therapy caps gone — and so is $2 billion

Therapy caps gone — and so is $2 billion

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Providers celebrated the permanent repeal of Medicare Part B therapy limits when President Trump signed a new budget compromise Feb. 9.

Industry push to end therapy cap limits has come up short

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Providers and Medicare Part B beneficiaries were hoping for a reprieve at press time from therapy caps that kicked into full effect when Congress failed to repeal them or extend a broad exceptions process by Jan. 1.

An ER visit can signal decline

An ER visit can signal decline

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Visiting the emergency room can signal the beginning of serious health challenges for an older person even when he or she is not admitted, researchers from the Yale University School of Medicine contend.

Anxiety is tied to Alzheimer's

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Anxiety symptoms that increase over time have been linked to elevated amyloid beta levels and the early signs of Alzheimer's, according to Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers.

Less heads in the beds: NIC

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How low can it go? That's a question many operators are ask- ing in the wake of a report by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care that reveals declining census numbers.

Providers accused of profit-hiding schemes

Providers accused of profit-hiding schemes

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Nursing home critics are driving for deeper investigation into how operators "reward" themselves with lucrative self-dealing contracts while allegedly keeping staffing levels low.

Top expert will highlight Expo

Top expert will highlight Expo

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Providers have long struggled with offering telehealth due to reimbursement limitations. But the landscape is changing.

Skilled nursing occupancy rate hits 5-year low

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Occupancy levels in skilled care settings dropped to a five-year low of 81.6% in the third quarter, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

A sick way to reduce readmission burden?

A sick way to reduce readmission burden?

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A growing number of hospitals have found a novel way to reduce readmission rates: insist that patients are sicker than they really are.

Racial divide in end-of-life care

Racial divide in end-of-life care

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At the end of their lives, AfricanAmericans are more likely to have been admitted to a hospital, land in the ER and discontinue hospice care.