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

Print Issue: September 01, 2017

Admins, DONs earning more

Salaries for nursing home administrators jumped 3% over the past year, to a national average of $97,401, while directors of nursing realized a 2.6% increase, to an average of $89,902.

Ready for anything

Ready for anything

With implementation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ new emergency preparedness rules on the horizon, United Hebrew of New Rochelle took its disaster drills up a notch.

Gov. Mary Fallin

State News for September 2017

After the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled in mid-August that a $1.50-per-pack “fee” on cigarettes was a tax, the state is facing a $215 million shortfall.

Tom Price

CMS cancels, trims bundled pay models

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposal in mid-August to cancel its Episode Payment and Cardiac Rehabilitation bundled payment models, citing a need for “greater flexibility” in designing new models.

Sean Fahey

Fifth Fall Expo to offer free CE

As providers prepare for Phase 2 requirements under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ mega-rule, many are balancing how to stay compliant while affirming residents’ rights.Attorney Sean Fahey, of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman P.C., will give guidance on this and more during the Quality session of the McKnight’s Fall Online Expo.

John O'Connor

A Trump success story

President Trump may have struggled mightily to kill Obamacare. But he is clearly enjoying early success in at least one area: labor policy.

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