Three questions to boost nursing home audit readiness
Sep 20, 2023
Nursing home and long-term care operators have already faced a number of key shifts since the beginning of 2023. Consider a recent example from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: an update on...
Jimmo v. Sebelius, 10 years later
Sep 14, 2023
In 2013, the Center for Medicare Advocacy and Vermont Legal Aid, along with additional counsel provided by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, settled a lawsuit with the Medicare program (the named defendant,...
Provider orgs caution finalized physician rule would be ‘existential threat’ to patient care
Jessica R. Towhey
Sep 11, 2023
A plan to cut doctors’ pay and bring more clinical oversight into nursing homes will decrease patient care and therapy, groups are warning.
Staying the course: Lessons from ponies for upcoming Medicare changes
Aug 31, 2023
There’s a certain kind of magic when watching eq competitions, especially when it involves someone dear to you. Over the weekend, our daughter, Emmy Grace, took part in her first hunter jumper 2-foot...
Preventing backward disequilibrium and the benefits of physical therapy
Aug 17, 2023
As the crisp autumn air will soon announce that the season of fall is upon us, there’s a more pressing concern for the elderly population: preventing the metaphorical “fall” of backward...
Staffing for skilled nutrition support
Aug 14, 2023
It’s not news that staffing shortages are rampant at all levels in senior care. Many registered dietitians working in long-term care are spread thin, working at multiple facilities to provide even the...
Occupational therapy and sleep, the missing ADL
Aug 03, 2023
The sleepover hangover is a telltale sign of summer in our home. Teenagers up and out way too late with friends, hopefully staying out of trouble and then crashing until 2 p.m. the next day. Little ones...
Therapy opportunities shine while physicians, therapists face 3.3% pay cut in new CMS proposal
Jul 17, 2023
A proposed 3.3% cut to physician pay would threaten access to care and efforts to bring more clinical oversight into nursing homes, advocacy groups are warning.
Caregiver training CPT codes proposed for CY 2024
Jul 20, 2023
The newly released CY 2024 Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule holds exciting news for therapists and caregivers. We have three new codes to be used for reporting the total duration...
Kindred renews leases with Ventas as profits tumble
May 01, 2007
Louisville-based Ventas Inc. and Kindred Healthcare Inc. said April 30 they agreed to renew the terms of a lease agreement on 64 facilities owned by Ventas, according to announcements from both companies.