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Ask the care expert ... about interpretive guidance

Ask the care expert ... about interpretive guidance

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I heard there was communication to surveyors on being required to cite the regulation and not the interpretive guidance. Where can I find this?

A survey and regulatory review of 2013

A survey and regulatory review of 2013

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It's important to do a review that considers your region and state. Identify how complaints and care deficiencies were handled last year.

Why nursing homes won't be catching many breaks this year

Why nursing homes won't be catching many breaks this year

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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.

Ask the nursing expert ... about filling leadership positions

Ask the nursing expert ... about filling leadership positions

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I have three leadership positions open in my facility and I just can't seem to find what I am looking for. Any suggestions?

CMS wants burdens eased

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Providers will have their say about the future of Medicare Administrative Contractors.

Where in the !@#$% are their inspection processes?

Where in the !@#$% are their inspection processes?

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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!

Once again the war on drugs forgets LTC

Once again the war on drugs forgets LTC

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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.

Nursing homes no longer subject to independent pharmacist regulation

Nursing homes no longer subject to independent pharmacist regulation

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Federal regulators have reversed a controversial proposal that would have required facilities to hire consultant pharmacists to review residents' medications.

Here's how you can effectively schedule rehab

Here's how you can effectively schedule rehab

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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 ...

Whatchamacallit

Whatchamacallit

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I'll bet that "regdiculous" and "disgustipating" would become a part of normal vocabulary at your workplace immediately.

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