An increasing number of physicians choosing to specialize in nursing home care may kick off a trend similar to the growth of the hospitalist speciality, according to a new study.
Through a partnership with Williamson Medical Group, The Heritage at Brentwood, a Life Care Services™ community, has announced it will open a new walk-in clinic.
Physician participation in the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing Program grew 47% from 2012 to 2013, according to a federal report released late last week.
More aggressive interventions with lonely elders may significantly decrease physician visits and healthcare costs, authors of a recent study conclude.
A new report by the Alzheimer's Association asserts that fewer than half of Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers ever learn of their diagnosis from a physician, and those who do typically don't learn of it until they are in the advanced stages of the disease.
David W. Baker, M.D., FACP, MPH is the new executive vice president in the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation in the Joint Commission.
SigmaCare has launched an ePrescribing solution, enabling providers to meet compliance standards with the New York State ePrescribing Mandate.
Gardening is magic. Gardening is mindfulness. Gardening is therapist, physician and personal trainer without spandex or a copay. And now researchers have confirmed that gardening can help nursing home patients suffering with dementia.
LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies released its 2014 version of a tool to let long-term providers choose the best electronic health record for their facility.
Poor communication between physicians is the No. 1 issue hurting patient transitions between hospitals and nursing homes, according to a recent survey of long-term care professionals.
In the early days of hospitalist medicine, we described the period between hospital discharge and follow-up at the skilled nursing facility, long-term care acute care hospital or a primary care physician as the infamous "Black Hole.
A new report on the Summer Community Program out of the University of Missouri School of Medicine reflects the program's success. The 15-year study says that when medical school graduates participate in the program, which places them in a rural community for four to six weeks between the first two years of medical school, it makes them more likely to practice in rural areas once they are out of school.
Interdisciplinary teams that include a nursing home resident's physician and a pharmacist improve quality of care, a new study finds.
Skilled nursing operators now have greater flexibility in allowing non-physicians to do certain tasks. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services clarified what may be delegated in an April 3 brief.
Nursing home operators can now download a brief clarifying which tasks physicians may delegate to other practitioners caring for Medicare beneficiaries in skilled nursing facilities, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced in a document released Wednesday.
Current Controversies in the Identification and Management of Cancer-Related Pain: A Case-Based Approach - EXPIREDSeptember 24, 2012
The heterogeneous nature of cancer pain can present challenges for the oncologist as well as for primary care providers, who often care for patients who are in remission but still have lingering cancer or cancer treatment related pain. This activity uses an online, case-based approach to discuss strategies for the optimal management of cancer pain for both the oncologist and primary care clinician.
OK, raise your hand if you were surprised to learn that physicians averted a major Medicare pay cut that was supposed to take place this week. Didn't think so. I wasn't either.
The American Health Care Association spoke out this week after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it is implementing a new payment reduction policy for therapy services because of a "duplication in the practice expense when therapy services are furnished together."
Healthcare reform law provisions pertaining to reporting and returning overpayments present a critical Medicaid challenge facing physicians next year, New York State Medicaid Inspector General Jim Sheehan said this week.
The religious beliefs of your physician could impact the care you receive at the end of life, according to a new British study.
The recent temporary physician pay fix also decides certain nursing home therapy reimbursement rates.
Many physicians have begun to limit the number of new Medicare patients they accept following Friday's imposition of a 21% reimbursement cut, but these new patient refusals are just the latest in a growing trend.
There's a game called the "temporary doc fix." Congress plays it every year and I'm beginning to tire of it.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency on Thursday issued an interim rule that slightly relaxes its position on pain medications in nursing homes.
Tensions are rising among healthcare providers over two unresolved issues: the implementation of Medicare Part B therapy caps and an impending 21% pay cut to Medicare physicians.
Just hours after unveiling a jobs bill that would extend the therapy caps exceptions process and delay a pay cut for Medicare physicians, Senate leaders last week scrapped it in favor of a bill that contains neither of those provisions.
Senate Finance Committee leaders Thursday issued a draft of a jobs-creation bill. The legislation would extend the Medicare Part B therapy caps exceptions process and delay through Sept. 30 an impending 21% cut in payments for Medicare physicians.
A snowstorm that pummeled the East Coast this week has delayed the Senate's consideration of a jobs bill that would extend the Medicare Part B therapy caps exceptions process and prevent a pay cut for Medicare physicians, according to reports from Washington.
Newly approved "pay-as-you-go" budget rules contain an important exception: They allow Congress to delay a pay cut for Medicare physicians for a number of years without necessarily taking money away from other areas of spending.
Nearly 98% of nurses and physicians report witnessing behavior problems between colleagues, according to the results of a recent survey.