Nursing Facilities

Reporting neglected, OIG says

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Slightly more than half of the nation's nursing facilities reported abuse or neglect allegations as required in 2012, a new report from the Office of Inspector General alleges. Such relatively low compliance indicates that more guidance and oversight is warranted, the report concludes.

OIG: Nursing homes correctly reported 53% of abuse or neglect allegations in 2012

OIG: Nursing homes correctly reported 53% of abuse or neglect allegations in 2012

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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.

OIG focuses on nursing homes' quality of care in 'priorities' report

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To best protect federal health programs, more action should be taken to improve nursing home quality, a new government report asserts.

New Medicaid rule requires patient-centered care for home- and community-based services, defines HCBS settings

New Medicaid rule requires patient-centered care for home- and community-based services, defines HCBS settings

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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.

Ask the nursing expert ... about reducing rehospitalizations

Ask the nursing expert ... about reducing rehospitalizations

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Everyone is talking about rehospitalizations. Can you please simplify this for me? As the leader in my facility, where do I start?

CMS tightens procedures, oversight for hospice medication claims

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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.

Drug treatment eliminates 'nightmare bacteria' colonies in people, researchers find

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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.

NADONA announces Arnicar as new president; Dornberger named executive director

NADONA announces Arnicar as new president; Dornberger named executive director

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.

We have lives, too!

We have lives, too!

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Fellow co-workers in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living and elderly care settings, take note: We have lives, too!

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