The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has until Dec. 31, 2020 to eliminate the backlog of pending Medicare reimbursement appeals, a federal court ordered on Monday.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking feedback on how to combat workplace violence in healthcare settings, following a federal report calling on the agency to ramp up its violence prevention efforts.
A whistleblower's fear of retaliation isn't sufficient to justify sealing her False Claims Act lawsuit filed against RehabCare Group Inc., a judge ruled on Friday.
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An audit of 155 patient records found large gaps between clinical practice and wound documentation in nursing homes.
The Braden Scale may not be a valid tool for predicting pressure wounds when used in long-term care settings, according to Chinese researchers who conducted a meta-analysis.
On the heels of Pressure Injury Prevention Day (November 17), what are the most important measures for pressure injury prevention?
PointClickCare and Align have partnered to help providers boost employee engagement and improve resident outcomes.
Netsmart has bought HealthMEDX and its electronic medical records platform, the company announced in late October. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Oh great. He's going to talk about sarcasm. Perfect.
In the two years since winning the Gold Award for Transitions in the McKnight's Technology Awards, Life Care Centers of America has continued to enhance its electronic health records system, SofCare2.
Dementia patients as well as individuals with primary progressive aphasia can experience problems with language, struggling to retrieve the name of a grandchild or finding words to order dinner.
Vacancy levels nearly doubled at the state's top healthcare regulatory agency in 2015, shedding light on a staffing drain that goes far beyond Maryland's long-term care facilities.
Older adults who live through a disaster may also face an increased risk of dementia and cognitive impairment, according to a recent study.
Nursing home residents probably won't rush to an exercise bike if they know they'll be staring at a blank wall while they work out. But incorporating virtual reality environments with exercise equipment may inspire residents to get active, according to new research out of Denmark.
We have had several residents with C. diff. Their families are asking if there is support available for them. Our staff wonders too. Can you assist?
As the oldest of eight children growing up in Macedonia, Idriz Limaj, RN, understood the importance of taking care of people. While he planned to become a physician and had completed vocational nurse training, at age 17 his plans changed after his father had a stroke and became bedridden.
Rehospitalization rates should continue to be a strong focal point for gauging providers' efficacy in future payment arrangements.
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.
How does the new Skilled Nursing Facility Value Based Program relate to our Medicare payments?