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

Print Issue: June 01, 2016

John O'Connor

When failure is a virtue

In “My Losing Season,” Pat Conroy’s moving memoir notes how championship teams keep the good times going. They jump up and down when the game ends. They party and have victory dinners afterward. Years later, they are still reuniting and staying in touch to reminisce.

Betty Frandsen, Director of Clinical Education, NADONA

Profile: Betty Frandsen

While many in the long-term care nursing profession know of Betty Frandsen’s long career, they may not know she wakes up early each day to attend to her “horse nursing home.”

More MDS tweaks coming

Providers must ensure accuracy of their own internal databases before the latest iteration of the minimum data set, or MDS 3.0, becomes effective October 1, a prominent coding consultant emphasizes.

Vikki Wachina, CMS deputy administrator in charge of Medicaid program oversight

Insurers rattled by Medicaid managed care’s big changes

The government’s first major overhaul of the Medicaid Managed Care program in 14 years is unlikely to affect provider reimbursements, but insurers continue to take exception with one provision allowing beneficiaries to switch plans if their providers are dropped.

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