February 01, 2016 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: February 01, 2016

CMS discharge proposal draws criticism


Despite showing general support, providers believe a recent discharge planning proposal from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services needs additional clarification to it to ensure smooth patient transitions to post-acute care.

John Durso, Esq. Nixon Peabody LLP

Ask the Legal Expert about… defamation

A former resident’s family member is bad-mouthing us on social media and in the press. While it is likely driven by grief, most of the information is false. What can we do? What should we not do?

How to do it… Choosing hand sanitizers

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers have long been widely accepted by leading healthcare organizations as an effective method for disinfection. Experts here tell how to ensure staff members understand how and when to use them, as well as how to boost hand hygiene compliance.

Sue Peschin, Alliance for Aging Research

60 Seconds with… Sue Peschin

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is making a push for better infection control in SNFs, but what’s the concern?

Providers are being held more accountable than ever before.

The red glare

Providers are looking for lessons how to bill therapy right and avoid the hot
regulatory spotlight after the occurrence of numerous crackdowns

naviHealth acquires RightCare Solutions


naviHealth, an awardee convener under Medicare’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative, has acquired RightCare Solutions Inc., which has developed a hospital discharge planning software system.

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