April 01, 2017 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: April 01, 2017

Where Are They Now: Wingate Healthcare

After winning a Bronze award in the McKnight’s Technology Awards for its custom-made interactive digital signage in 2014, Wingate Healthcare in Massachusetts recognized that it had a problem.

SNF Compare launch in 2018

A new website that will allow consumers to view quality ratings for skilled nursing facilities is slated for release in October 2018, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials said in late February.

Nursing home damaged by tornado, residents safe

State News for April 2017

An Ottawa, IL, nursing home was “hit hard” by a tornado Feb. 28, but residents and employees responded well and were uninjured.

Coordination helps cut hospitalizations

Care coordination models that use medication management, end-of-life planning and nurse involvement may help reduce hospitalizations and Medicare costs among skilled nursing residents, a recent study shows.

Upcoding case leads to $347M judgment

Florida-based skilled nursing chain Consulate Health Care was hit with a $347 million judgment in early March after a jury found that it routinely inflated its Medicare and Medicaid claims.

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