Healthcare workers employed by a staffing agency are technically employed by both the agency and the facility where they're working, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled. That decision could complicate collective bargaining talks between providers and their temporary workers.
A leading long-term care nurses group is praising a tough, new "zero tolerance" the American Nurses Association has adopted regarding violence and bullying in healthcare workplaces.
More than half of healthcare workers commonly miss parts of their hands when applying hand sanitizer, a new study has found.
Nursing home charged in death of burn patient ... Hip, knee replacement for osteoarthritis increases heart attack risk ...Final week of ICD-10 testing successful
A decline in occupancy rates and an increase in days cash-on-hand are among the findings included in CliftonLarsonAllen's sweeping Skilled Nursing Facility Cost Comparison Report.
A Tennessee nursing home is rebounding after being hit with a seven-figure fine from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
A former pharmacy CEO has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges that he repackaged and sold drugs returned from nursing homes.
FDA approves new cholesterol drug... Spouses of stroke survivors face lasting health issues... Pilates linked to better balance in older women with back pain
In a move sure to surprise many providers, the Government Accountability Office will investigate the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Five-Star Quality Rating System, according to a published report.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will extend its initiative to improve care in nursing facilities, the agency announced Thursday.
Wisconsin legislators have introduced a bill that would ban political candidates and their staff from campaigning at nursing homes on the day voting deputies visit to help residents complete their absentee ballots.
Head of ACO organization disappointed with 2014 results... Prisons should be more like nursing homes... Growth hormone reduces risk of fractures in women with osteoporosis
Medicare accountable care organizations saved the federal government more than $411 million in 2014, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
A North Carolina nursing home operator can't claim privilege in protecting documents created by its safety committee from discovery, a federal trial court has ruled.
Seniors are more likely to be admitted to a hospital after outpatient surgery due to misunderstanding discharge and medication instructions, a new study shows.
CBO forecasts increased Medicare, Medicaid spending... Nurse admits to covering up abuse, neglect at SNF... One third of "very elderly" Americans on statins "without evidence"
Only a third of eligible black Medicare beneficiaries enroll in hospice compared to half of white beneficiaries, a racial gap that is expected to grow, according to a new report from Kaiser Health News.
Long-term care providers work with four "building blocks" of standards under the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act, experts said during a McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast.
Expiring patents for blockbuster antipsychotic medications is expected to increase use of the drugs' generic versions and save Medicaid billions of dollars annually, a new study shows.
Florida approves request for 1,000 new nursing home beds ... Dementia drugs tied to increased mortality risk... Access to nature improves sleep quality for seniors