Ask the nursing expert about … an interrupted stay and the MDS
Mar 12, 2023
Q: How does an interrupted stay affect future MDS assessments?
State’s nursing homes headed for terrible trifecta of fines, admissions freezes, Medicaid repayment
Jessica R. Towhey
Feb 14, 2023
A nursing home staffing mandate is a “death sentence” for facilities that could soon owe tens of millions of dollars in noncompliance fines in Rhode Island, according to a top advocate there.
Bipartisan bills address hospital backlogs with nursing home pay
Jessica R. Towhey
Feb 06, 2023
Unable to attract enough workers to meet staffing minimums, many nursing homes across the US have closed wings or units or restricted new admissions over the past year. Washington may get a reprieve.
My gas station utopia
Jan 20, 2023
Many long-term care administrators know how to foster that kind of environment already, but I might just have to drive the rest of them over to my gas station to observe and somehow assimilate their methods...
State’s access-to-care problems reflect the country’s nursing home problems
Nov 22, 2022
Minnesotans’ access to long-term care is low. Most of the state’s nursing homes are turning away new admissions, according to a recent analysis by LeadingAge Minnesota’s Long-Term Care Imperative.
Staff perceptions, limited resources thwart nursing home care for substance abusers
Sep 02, 2022
A federal push to have skilled nursing providers care for more patients with substance use and opioid use disorders faces major systemic hurdles, researchers reported this week.
Rising costs squeeze employees, put facilities ‘years behind’: 2022 McKnight’s Mood of the Market
Aug 18, 2022
Nursing home administrators say inflation has most affected costs for nurses and other labor over the last year, but higher charges are also forcing many to close wings, restrict admissions and put off...
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, July 27
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jul 27, 2022
State’s LTC facilities reminded not to refuse admission to COVID-positive residents … New USPSTF guidance: Clinicians should provide individualized dietary counseling … Allegations of fabricated...
Missing or wrong data at admissions costs SNFs millions
May 23, 2022
SCHAUMBURG, Il. — Skilled nursing providers are leaving millions of reimbursement dollars on the table due to avoidable and costly billing errors — with most coming during the intake and admissions...
Admissions discrimination ‘really, really widespread’ at nursing homes: expert
Apr 20, 2022
Lawmakers must take a “clear stance” to address gray areas in discriminatory tactics being used by some nursing homes to reject less profitable residents, stressed an industry expert Tuesday.