December 2019 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: December 2019

John Durso

Ask the legal expert: Are we liable for any penalties or wrongdoing after some resident images appeared in the newspaper?

We had a community event, a July 4 ice cream social, on our grounds and the public was invited. A newspaper came and photographed a bunch of stuff, including some residents. Good public relations, right? Wrong. Now we are being accused of violating residents’ privacy rights since some of their images appeared in the newspaper. Are we liable for any penalties or wrongdoing? Should we have handled this differently?

2019 Tech Awards

McKnight’s Tech Awards honor innovation

Telemedicine. A post-acute provider collaboration platform. Automation of resident activity calendars. These were just a few technologies that earned top honors in McKnight’s 2019 Excellence in Technology Awards competition.

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CMS seeks input on AI use in processing Medicare claims

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a request for information in October seeking input from all of its stakeholders on using artificial intelligence and other technologies to help process claims accurately, reduce administrative burdens on healthcare professionals and ensure Medicare program integrity.

December Technology briefs

» TeleCalm®, a phone service provider for seniors and caregivers living with dementia, won a $100,000 prize given to startups positioned to grow and provide positive social impact. The company, which has been around since 2016, won one of five Diamond Awards from MassChallenge Texas in Austin’s 2019 accelerator program. » Peritoneal dialysis performed with…

PDPM helping Genesis save

Genesis Healthcare expects to see its annual operating costs reduced by $30 million under the newly implemented Patient Driven Payment Model, CEO George Hager Jr. said in November.

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