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Also in the News for Monday, Oct. 21

Bye-bye spinal taps? Newly presented research on blood test for early Alzheimer’s detection shows it could potentially eliminate their need … OK nursing home disputes seizure by county for allegedly more than $25,000 in unpaid personal property taxes … ‘Racy’ paintings dating to Word War II soldiers found in U.K. nursing home

Providers campaign to get CMS to ditch icon plans

The second-largest nursing home association in the U.S. is now urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to not implement plans to place a consumer alert icon next to facilities that have received certain abuse citations on the Nursing Home Compare website.

Also in the News for Friday, Oct. 18

NY City defeats False Claims lawsuit that alleged it plotted to get $14 billion Medicaid overpayment … Insurer finds costs for skilled nursing, assisted living stabilized over the last year … Study links eating disorders to dementia patients who experience semantic memory issues

Also in the News for Thursday, Oct. 17

Meade ascends to AHCA Chair as organization announces new board line-up … North Carolina SNF reduces pressure injuries by more than 90% in two years … Hackensack Meridian Health announces merger with Englewood Health, $400 million investment

AHCA’s Porter slams ‘misleading’ abuse icon

Clifton J. Porter II
Skilled nursing providers that follow protocol and correctly report possible incidents of abuse and neglect should be given a “gold seal and not a red hand,” according to the American Health Care Association’s head of government relations.

Also in the News for Wednesday, Oct. 16

Residents with dementia agitation could respond better to non-drug therapies … Skilled nursing facility works around fallen utility pole that causes roof, structural damage … Former surgeon generals call dementia the ‘No. 1 public health crisis’

Also in the News for Tuesday, Oct. 15

Mission Health picks up 15 Kansas former Skyline facilities … Senate expected to release annual senior falls prevention report Wednesday … Provider payments could be delayed as New York governor considers delaying Medicaid payments
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