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Nursing home staffing shortages will lead to fines under ‘historic’ new law

Nursing home workers are cheering passage of a bill that will penalize providers who under-staff their facilities, and in what might be a surprise to some, operators are also taking a supporting position on it. State legislators in Illinois passed legislation last weekend that fines nursing homes that don’t meet the state’s required 2.5 hour…

Medicaid budget cutters eye non-emergency ride rules

Medicaid funding for non-emergency transportation might be safer than first thought, thanks to LeadingAge and dozens of other lobbying advocacy groups. Their voices were apparently heard by congressional leaders. At press time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services was expected to issue a rule that would make it optional for states to cover such…

Lynne Katzmann hugs Wendy Simpson

Make room at the top, leading lady insists

A standing-room-only crowd honored women leaders in senior care, and a challenge was issued at the inaugural awards ceremony for the McKnight’s Women of Distinction program. Forty-one top achievers were honored May 16 at an evening reception at the EvolveHer workspace in Chicago.  Lifetime Achievement Award winner Lynne Katzmann led the way, thanking a “long…

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