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

Print Issue: June 01, 2017

Paltry pay raise not unexpected

Nursing home operators will receive a $390 million Medicare pay increase in fiscal 2018, the Centers for the Medicare & Medicaid Services announced in a rule proposed in late April.

The cat's meow

The cat’s meow

One of St. Augustine Health Ministries’ most popular employees never had a job interview, or submitted an application — she simply showed up in the parking lot.

The bill’s authors, Dem. Sens. Ricardo Lara and Toni G. Atkins, rallied with supporters in April.

State News for June 2017

State drafting measures to create universal, single payer healthcare program after Canada’s example

James M. Berklan

20 dos and don’ts that will boost career success

As a believer in starting the day bright and early, I often hit the McKnight’s office by 7:30 a.m. That’s why I was glad to see that one of the 20 tips from Richard Moran’s “The Thing About Work: Showing Up and Other Important Matters” (Routledge, $22.95) includes DO get up and get going early.

Marilyn Mines

Therapy docs lacking: expert

Untimely certifications, missed or incorrectly billed Change of Therapy documentation, and lack of documentation supporting a signed physician order for skilled therapy are among the top reasons facilities are battling Medicare claims denials, an expert said in late April.

Reader Poll: Who is your best friend at work?

“My boss is my best friend at work. She’s given me an opportunity to travel and to seek out continuing education opportunities. I can ask her questions at any time, like, ‘Can you explain this regulation?’ I really see her as a friend and mentor.”

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