Managed care organizations aiming to serve dual-eligible beneficiaries appear to be picking their nursing home partners based on costs, rather than quality factors.
Registration for the 2018 McKnight’s Fall Online expo has been brisk, with the free event set to kick off in just one week. Recent news events illustrate how valuable the sessions can be for providers.
The federal government is suing a senior care provider in Western New York, alleging that it discriminated against pregnant employees and illegally restricted their use of paid leave.
Doctor accused of stealing almost $5 million from Medicaid by charging for made-up nursing home visits … Seniors struggling with opioid addiction, new AHRQ report finds … Three-Day Rule may be costing Medicare hundreds of millions in extra SNF costs
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a proposed package of changes to its programs Monday, which it hopes will lift some of the regulatory burdens off providers’ shoulders.
An Arkansas nursing home ignored sexual harassment complaints for two years and fired whistleblowers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims in a new lawsuit.
Municipalities in Oklahoma are taking ownership of nursing homes by the dozen, with an eye toward gaining federal dollars under a new state program.
Florence knocks out power at NC nursing home for 15 hours, forces resident relocation … New legislation will require skilled nursing facilities to be more transparent about ownership … FDA unveils plans to tackle antibiotic resistance
A graduate student is testing out methods made popular in early childhood learning, hoping to improve dementia care for nursing home residents. Delainey Smyth, who is a first-year speech-language pathology master’s student, has been testing out the use of meaningful interactions and improved communication at one Grand Rapids, MI, nursing home. After positive results in…
Addressing the nursing home industry’s nursing shortage might have a domino effect in dropping antipsychotic use.
Healthcare executive Tracey Moorhead is the new president and CEO of the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN), American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC) and the American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS).
Oklahoma nursing homes are getting their first pay bump since 2009, following a key government decision.
Nursing home bathroom where resident drowned didn’t have a legally required call system, state investigation finds … Assisted living’s success affects nursing home finances, but not occupancy: Study … Plea deal offered to nurse charged with felony following January hypothermia death of resident
Former nursing home leaders plead guilty to endangering residents, must pay $1M to settle charges … National Labor Relations Board proposes change to joint-employer standard … Staten Island-based long-term care health plan paying $1.6M to settle allegations of fraudulent billing practices
Nursing homes in the Carolinas were racing to secure the safety of their residents Thursday, ahead of Hurricane Florence’s touchdown.
A group of nurses from the Philippines can move forward with a class action lawsuit against two nursing homes over allegations they were forced to stay or face a $25,000 “contract termination fee.”
Ignoring alarms led to the death of a skilled nursing facility resident on a ventilator, according to the trial of three New York healthcare professionals that began this week.
Residency numbers for the skilled nursing field continue to trend downward and may have reached a new low, according to data released Wednesday.
Ohio Living announced last week that it discovered an unauthorized third-party gained access to its employee email accounts. It’s a good reminder for providers to examine their systems for email, records and other electronic systems.
Nursing home residents suffering from dysphagia, a common problem with swallowing among the elderly, are at greater risk of death, according to a new study.