Next year could be a "luxury" year for the American Health Care Association's interest on Capitol Hill if the group can maintain the successes it's seen this year through the end of 2015, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Clifton Porter II told attendees at the group's legislative update in San Antonio on Tuesday.
Value-based purchasing legislation for post-acute care is too focused on cutting payments, and not enough on promoting high quality, lower cost care, the American Hospital Association said this week.
The majority of the public has limited knowledge about dementia and Alzheimer's disease, with nearly two-thirds believing it's simply a normal part of aging, a new study has found.
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An Illinois continuing care retirement community will pay a proposed $255,000 to settle allegations that it discriminated against residents with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday.
The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living will soon face their "most formidable challenge of all," in delivering a proposal for payment reform to Congress, chairman of the board of governors Leonard Russ told attendees at the organization's annual convention in San Antonio on Monday.
Commonly overlooked clinical indicators can lead to a nursing home resident being transferred, an expert advised Monday.
Newly licensed nurses who work overtime and night shifts have an increased risk of occupational injuries, a new study has found.
Residents with high cholesterol have a new choice. On August 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced approval of a Repatha injection for patients who cannot reduce their low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
Over the past year, Tennessee-based naviHealth, an awardee convener under Medicare's Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative, has announced partnerships with national nursing home chains Golden Living and HCR ManorCare, as well as with hospitalist group IPC Healthcare.
Diabetic foot ulcers cost the government almost $9 billion each year, and those in rural areas have a higher risk of amputation or death, according to new research.
Antimicrobial spray may be more useful than traditional dressings in reducing wound pain during healing, a new study has found.
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MediLodge of Howell is in a small-knit community, and Administrator Matt Cortis knows residents are the voice of that community.
In August, pharmacy giant CVS Health announced it will work with three leading telehealth companies — American Well, Teladoc and Doctor on Demand — to expand patients' access to physicians.
West Virginia — West Virginia has begun requiring a comprehensive background check program for long-term care employees. All skilled nursing providers will be required to use the program by the beginning of 2016.
There's no doubt today's long-term care provider must be able to dance with managed care and accountable care organizations. But while many are proving they can tango with transitions or rumba with readmissions, some are still looking for acute care partners with similar rhythm.
Black Medicare beneficiaries are far less likely to accept hospice care or prepare advanced care directives than their white counterparts, according to a new report from Kaiser Health News.
We are changing the system of how we mark clean equipment in storage and residents' rooms. Currently, we have a plastic bag over the items, and through training everyone knows these are the clean items. We have a new director of nursing and she wants the system changed to blue tape for dirty and tan tape for clean. Any suggestions?