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OIG: Medicare needs to do more to prevent fraud and waste related to chiropractic care
EEOC takes on provider over flu shot firing
CDC monitoring new superbug with certain hot spots
SNF loses Medicare, Medicaid funding after resident leaves through unlocked door
SNFs get $370 million pay bump in FY 2018 final rule
Discharge proposal could improve patients' moves to SNFs, new study says
Federal court upholds Immediate Jeopardy penalty for SNF that failed to protect resident from potential abuse
Landlord initiates sequence to give HCR ManorCare independent overseer
Nursing home administrator salaries rise 3%, nursing directors 2.6%, new survey shows
Daily Editors' Notes
The Real Nurse Jackie
Things I Think
The World According to Dr. El
'Omni-mom' Barbara Bush gives providers a gift
Will the new mantra for nursing home operators be 'quality over quantity'? Yes and no
Job well done, Grosso has eye out for next adventure
Lessons from the Hill: Can Lil' ol' me make a difference? You bet.
Fulfilling needs to support purposeful living
Reducing the overuse of antipsychotic medication: A person-centered care approach
Don't let them down
Ah, spring (cleaning time!)
No nurse is an island
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What is assisted living?
What types of accommodations/services are available?
Do facilities admit residents with incontinence?
How many assisted living facilities exist?
How much help do assisted living residents need?
How does the assisted living have a unique view toward caregiving?
What do people want in assisted living?
What is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC)?
How does a CCRC provide a care as residents age in place?
What services are usually available at a CCRC?
Do CCRCs generally look the same?
Why are CCRCs growing?
What is a retirement community?
What is independent living?
Can a resident in an independent living setting use a walker?
What is home care?
What services are typically offered in the home care setting?
How many home healthcare agencies exist?
How much is spent on home health care?
Is home health a growing sector?
Has the Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System helped stabilize this sector?
Long-Term Care Overview
What is the long-term care continuum?
What is long-term care?
What is a skilled nursing facility?
How many nursing homes exist?
Are most nursing homes for-profit?
Is this a fragmented industry?
How much is spent on nursing home care each year?
What are the major operating expenses for nursing homes?
Why do nursing homes need access to capital?
Do smaller or non-profits face additional hurdles when trying to access capital?
How do nursing homes obtain revenues?
What short-term trends are affecting nursing homes?
What is CMS?
Where does CMS have offices?
What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?
What is the Regulatory Reform Initiative?
What is a participating provider?
What is CLIA?
What are the measures that have been selected for the Nursing Home Quality Initiative?
How do we know the quality measures are based on accurate data?
How does CMS collect information for Nursing Home Compare?
What is subacute care?
Subacute care falls between nursing home care and hospital care?
How are programs typically set up?
What additional resources are needed to launch a subacute care program?
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