There's no better time for providers to tackle Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement, one of the hottest topics in long-term care, experts said during a McKnight's webcast on Wednesday.
Medicare Advantage will unveil a new model where plans are tailored to meet individual clinical needs. Tests of the model will begin in 2017.
The former bookkeeper at an Alabama nursing home has been convicted of stealing more than $4,000 from patient trust fund accounts, the state's attorney general announced Tuesday.
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As providers are being urged to voice their opinions on a massive proposed overhaul to long-term care regulations, a McKnight's webinar next Wednesday will dive into how these changes impact payment, health records and more.
The pharmaceutical industry is pushing for a patent law change that could raise federal healthcare costs by $1.3 billion over the next decade.
Today's seniors have better cognitive function than seniors did 10 years ago, and cell phone and computer use could be a factor, according to a new study.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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