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Former House Speaker Paul Ryan will highlight the speakers list.

NIC spring conference kicks off Wednesday

Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will be the keynote speaker Thursday morning at the annual spring conference of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). The event will start Wednesday afternoon with educational sessions and an evening welcome reception and end with breakout sessions starting at 11:15 a.m. Friday at…

McKnight's Online Expo save the date

McKnight’s 13th Online Expo returns March 27-28

Details of the 13th Annual McKnight’s Online Expo slate have been set. The virtual trade show will kick off Wednesday, March 27, with three educational sessions and extend through the following day, March 28, with two more.   Attendees will be able to earn up to five continuing education credits through the National Association of Long…

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You make your own luck in this business

I think one of the saddest living-under-a-permanent-raincloud stories of recent years is the one about the long-term care administrator who tried to work at the beach but get sand in his keyboard and ruined the device. That happened while surveyors were storming his building for the most detailed forensic examination of a skilled nursing facility…

Payment, line graph, numbers

New MDS data specifications for PDPM released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services posted links Tuesday to new MDS 3.0 data specifications that will take effect Oct. 1. That’s when the Patient-Driven Payment Model goes into effect, the biggest overhaul of the nursing home reimbursement system in a generation.

ACOs overreach authority?

Providers have professed gratitude for recent federal proposals to improve accountable care organizations’ design and operation. But efforts to limit healthcare utilization should be scrapped, said the American Health Care Association.

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