Regulation

Surviving risks, mining opportunities in regulatory and payment reforms: May 23

Surviving risks, mining opportunities in regulatory and payment reforms: May 23

Attendees will learn to navigate today's dramatically shifting regulatory landscape, and reap maximum payments, at a special McKnight's webinar on May 23. "Regulatory and payment reforms: Surviving risks, mining opportunities" will start at 1 p.m. Eastern and offers 1 free continuing education credit.

Providers brace for Phase I start of new rules Monday

Providers will spend the weekend gnawing on more than turkey bones if they've left anything incomplete regarding the new federal Rules of Participation for nursing homes. The first phase becomes active Monday and encompass dozens and dozens of tweaks to mostly current practices, experts say.

Red tape relief? There's a chance it might actually happen

Red tape relief? There's a chance it might actually happen

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Here we go again. Another President-elect is promising to trim the red tape. Will it be different this time? Believe it or not, there's a chance.

Why the field's biggest problem is not going away anytime soon

Why the field's biggest problem is not going away anytime soon

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There are many serious problems in long-term care: funding, regulations, legal concerns, staffing and more. But none of these is the biggest.

Federal rules will come to assisted living

Federal rules will come to assisted living

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If you ever want to get an assisted living operator's blood boiling, ask how the plans for federal oversight are coming along. You'd be better off asking a less insulting question, like how that person became so fat and ugly.

Proposed regulation would strip nursing home pharmacy providers of oversight duties

Proposed regulation would strip nursing home pharmacy providers of oversight duties

A proposed regulation that would require nursing homes to hire independent pharmacists to oversee residents' medication plan regimens could have a huge impact on pharmacy services suppliers such as Omnicare and PharMerica.

Assisted living advocate calls for more public financing, less federal regulation of industry

Assisted living advocate calls for more public financing, less federal regulation of industry

The issues facing Medicaid coverage in assisted living are fundamentally economic, not regulatory, according to at least one participant in Tuesday's roundtable discussion on assisted living held by the Senate Special Committee on Aging.

Chinese long-term care growing, lacking oversight and regulation, similar to U.S. decades ago, researchers say

The growing demand for nursing homes in China has dramatically outpaced the government's ability to provide oversight, leaving that country's long-term care industry in a state similar to that in the U.S. 40 or 50 years ago, according to a new study.

Consumer advocates to ask for more regulation of assisted living at Senate roundtable today

Consumer advocates to ask for more regulation of assisted living at Senate roundtable today

Assisted living should be subject to more government oversight and regulation, at least one consumer group is expected to recommend this afternoon at a Senate Special Committee on Aging roundtable.

Assisted living group releases review of new state AL policies

At least 18 states have implemented some form of new regulations, statutes and policies governing assisted living services in the last year, according to a new analysis by the National Center for Assisted Living.

 What we'll see in assisted living this year—a year to get stronger

What we'll see in assisted living this year—a year to get stronger

What will we see in the assisted living world this year? The following are my best guesses, given ongoing conversations with assisted living communities across the country and seeing firsthand how the economy has forced change in census and staffing.

Congress improves its writing skills

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It sounds like a set-up for a punch line. The Senate this week passed the Plain Writing Act of 2010. Plain Writing Act? So what do we have now? Inscrutable, government-speak?

Nursing home regulators in California inadequately collect fines from violators, audit finds

A report issued Thursday by the California State Auditor finds that nursing home regulators in California are lax when it comes to collecting fines from nursing homes that violate regulations.