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CMS proposes massive regulation revision for LTC

CMS proposes massive regulation revision for LTC

Individualized meal plans, antipsychotic use and staff training are among the hundreds of proposed changes to regulations released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Monday, which officials said they hope will "modernize" the long-term care industry.

2 arrested, 8 more fired after hidden cameras catch alleged abuse at nursing home

Two nursing assistants have been arrested, and eight more fired, after hidden cameras allegedly revealed abuse at a Minnesota nursing home.

MDS 3.0 accuracy needs attention, expert says

Surveyors scrutinizing database accuracy is "very new and very problematic" for facilities that may have inaccuracies, a leading payment expert said during a McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar.

Bundled payments for hip, knee replacements would put pressure on SNFs

Bundled payments for hip, knee replacements would put pressure on SNFs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plan to test bundled payments for hip and knee replacements could spell trouble for skilled nursing facilities, experts warn.

Facilities misleading public about dementia care services, review claims

Nearly 60% of Massachusetts nursing homes that say they can handle residents with dementia are misleading the public about the extent of their services.