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

Print Issue: December 01, 2017

Pay ramp-up period sought

Medicare payments would decrease for for-profit and freestanding providers under a proposal being considered by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission designed to accelerate reimbursement adjustments.

Reader Poll: How has your family influenced your long-term care career?

“In my immediate family, all of the women work in long-term care. All three of us, as well as my younger sister, who works as a senior operations manager for Cambridge Corporation in Southern California, are with different companies now. We are loving what we do! Our mom [center] is an inspiration for all three of us.”

Vermont mulls regulatory changes

State News for December 2017

Following the closure of a 67-bed skilled nursing facility in White River Junction, state officials are asking whether regulatory changes are needed to monitor nursing homes.

Study explores dementia, advanced care

Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis are working with nursing homes to develop a program that provides advance care-planning for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

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