Daily Editors' Notes

Daily Editors’ Notes

James M. Berklan, Editor

Parkinson: It’s time for providers to consider special plans

James M. Berklan Low occupancy. Low profit margins. Impossibly low reimbursements. Pressure to risk share. Inaccurate staffing tabulations. One can forgive Mark Parkinson if he ever seems distracted. As the president and CEO of the nation’s largest association of nursing home and assisted living operators, he clearly has a lot on his mind these days,…
Elizabeth Newman, Senior Editor

New opioid guidelines arrive not a moment too soon

Following my C-section earlier this year, I was fortunate to be able to access heavy-duty pain medication. Until we discovered my pain pump wasn’t working. That was unfortunate, but luckily I was young(ish), in good health(ish) and had a new baby. But as AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine President…
Marty Stempniak, Staff Writer

Betting on a deluxe hospitality mindset for skilled nursing

Maybe the key to excelling in today’s skilled nursing landscape lies in looking toward the best practices of restaurants and hotels, rather than your competitors. That’s at least part of the mindset for Tim Fields, who is the CEO and cofounder of Ignite Medical Resorts. The Illinois company has championed the use of what it…
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