BREAKING: New isolation guidance for COVID-19 excludes nursing homes
Mar 01, 2024
People with COVID-19 no longer have to isolate for five days, per new guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday. However, the recommendations are for the general public...
NIH: Home Test to Treat program to go national, cover COVID-19 and flu
Dec 07, 2023
The National Institutes of Health disclosed on Wednesday that the federal government has expanded its COVID-19 Home Test to Treat program nationally. The program began as a pilot in select locations earlier...
FDA grants full approval of Alzheimer’s drug Leqembi
Jul 07, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) late Thursday granted full approval of the early Alzheimer’s drug Leqembi (lecanemab), opening up long-awaited broad Medicare coverage of the medication shown to...
LTC interoperability is mission-critical, coalition members say at provider summit
Apr 21, 2023
Long-term care has a deadline of 2030 for electronic interoperability — the process of exchanging healthcare information with other providers — but the goal still remains elusive for many facilities.
Medicare would cover power seat equipment under new proposal
Feb 16, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Wednesday released a proposed National Coverage Determination decision that would expand coverage for power seat elevation equipment on certain power wheelchairs...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Sept. 27
Sep 27, 2022
Risk of loved ones falling troubles family caregivers … Norovirus cases stage a comeback … Long time in bed raises cognitive decline risks for older adults
Rising costs and the need for growth, Part 1
Aug 31, 2022
[Partner content] In episode 1 of this two part-Spoonful of Sugar podcast, you will hear from industry legend Robert G. Kramer as he talks through the impact of higher operating costs in long-term care....
Stumbling blocks or stepping stones? The path to decreasing antipsychotic and psychotropic drug use in...
Aug 30, 2022
[Partner content] Join Nancy Losben, executive director of quality at Omnicare, and McKnight’s Long-Term Care News Executive Editor Jim Berklan as they discuss the use of psychotropic drugs in...
5 ways to reduce agency spend this month
Aug 01, 2022
[Partner content] Agency spend getting out of control? Discover 5 easy ways to decrease agency spend this month.
More MDS coordinators are walking the floor. Is that a costly mistake?
Jul 28, 2022
[Partner content] MDS coordinators are usually responsible for two core duties: monitoring care quality and maximizing payments. But as staffing challenges worsen and regulations increase, more MDS coordinators...