Tim Mullaney

Tim Mullaney

Staff Writer

Tim Mullaney came to McKnight's in 2013 from the content marketing firm Brafton. He has also taught writing as a lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned his MFA.

Most Recent Articles by Tim Mullaney

Cipro and related antibiotics increase MRSA risk in long-term care facilities, study shows

Long-term care residents on a fluoroquinolone antibiotic such as Cipro are at an increased risk for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, researchers in France have found.

Skilled nursing facilities with poor quality ratings do not readmit more patients to hospitals, researchers find

Skilled nursing facilities with poor quality ratings do not readmit more patients to hospitals, researchers find

Low-quality and high-quality skilled nursing facilities readmit about the same proportion of residents to hospitals, suggest research findings recently published in the American Journal of Medical Quality.

States can designate more nursing homes in urgent need of quality improvement, government says

The federal government is reactivating the special focus facility program for nursing homes with quality issues, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced. The program was minimized due to budget cuts last year.

Charges that Omnicare disguised nursing home kickbacks as charitable contributions can proceed, federal judge rules

A whistleblower can keep pursuing his allegations that long-term care pharmacy Omnicare funneled payments to nursing home owners through so-called charitable donations, U.S. District Court Judge Robert M. Dow Jr. recently ruled. Dow dismissed other charges leveled in the suit.

Special surveys on dementia care, Minimum Data Set coding will launch by mid-year, CMS announces

Special surveys on dementia care, Minimum Data Set coding will launch by mid-year, CMS announces

Surveyors will scrutinize dementia care and Minimum Data Set coding in an upcoming pilot program to test more expansive oversight of these areas, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced.

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