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Healthcare Reform

Nursing home antipsychotic use has dipped nearly 19% under national effort, latest figures show

Rapid (Rx) transit

Time is a valuable and limited resource in long-term care. Caregivers often scramble to meet the varying needs of their residents and struggle to balance those duties against equally time-consuming regulatory requirements.

Terese Farhat, Attorney in the Health Care Practices Group at Clark Hill

Compliance clock ticks

Nursing facilities have always faced an array of obligations in order to provide services to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, which can sometimes seem burdensome in comparison with other providers. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as the healthcare reform law, is yet another example of how nursing facilities remain a target – the notable new obligation is the mandatory compliance program requirement. Adoption and implementation of compliance programs has previously been voluntary, although encouraged.

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