Only about half of nursing facilities correctly reported abuse or neglect allegations in 2012, indicating that the government needs to provide more guidance and oversight, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.
To best protect federal health programs, more action should be taken to improve nursing home quality, a new government report asserts.
Long-term care providers offering home- and community-based services will have to administer person-centered care to qualify for payments through Medicaid, under a final rule issued Friday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Everyone is talking about rehospitalizations. Can you please simplify this for me? As the leader in my facility, where do I start?
In light of widespread inappropriate claims, providers will face heightened scrutiny for Medicare claims for hospice medications, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services stated in a letter this week.
Particular kinds of antibiotics are effective in eliminating colonies of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in asymptomatic carriers of the deadly bacteria, according to newly published research.
The National Association of Directors of Nursing / Long Term Care late Friday announced its new leadership slate for the coming year. Robin Arnicar was elected president in electronic balloting that concluded in late December. In addition, the Cincinnati-based group removed the "interim" label and named Sherrie Dornberger its executive director.
Fellow co-workers in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living and elderly care settings, take note: We have lives, too!