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

Print Issue: April 01, 2017

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

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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

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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.

ACO reduces medical costs

An examination of Part D drug spending during the first year of an accountable care organization discovered that medical costs went down and prescription drug spending did not rise.

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