The healthcare industry spends roughly $39 billion annually on regulatory compliance efforts, with post-acute care providers bearing the brunt, a new report shows.
President Trump is no fan of regulations, and long-term care operators have more than their fair share to contend with. So it's a welcome breeze when Trump says he wants to start eliminating some regulations. But the industry ought to do something more on its own.
If you wait to only react to the process, you will have to bite off more than you can chew when the deadlines come.
We are going through culture change and wonder if surveyors will be more lenient with regulations if we do something that is resident choice?
I am a new assistant director of nursing and my administrator asked me to oversee immunizations. Where do I start?
I heard there was communication to surveyors on being required to cite the regulation and not the interpretive guidance. Where can I find this?
It's important to do a review that considers your region and state. Identify how complaints and care deficiencies were handled last year.
When you talk to experts in this field about the year ahead, an unsettling pattern soon emerges. Almost everyone seems fairly confident that regulators will be taking a much closer look at operators.
I have three leadership positions open in my facility and I just can't seem to find what I am looking for. Any suggestions?
Providers will have their say about the future of Medicare Administrative Contractors.
What if compounding pharmacies were given even a quarter of the scrutiny of long-term care inspections? If that were done, I don't believe there would be a fungus among us!
A proposed reclassification of painkillers is one more example of how the long-term care setting gets left out of policy discussions, and frail elders will pay the price.
Federal regulators have reversed a controversial proposal that would have required facilities to hire consultant pharmacists to review residents' medications.
When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services implemented its latest rounds of new and stricter regulations, the groan was heard throughout nursing homes across the country. But, I have good news: It is possible to keep an efficient schedule and here's how ...
I'll bet that "regdiculous" and "disgustipating" would become a part of normal vocabulary at your workplace immediately.