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Also in the news for July 7, 2014 . . .

Huge HIPAA breach inevitable, providers ‘behind’ crooks … Nursing home doc has to pay back $57K to Medicaid … Alzheimer’s drug development not looking good … Insulin pumps better than injections for diabetes care

A worm infiltrated a healthcare app.

Smartphone worm could put LTC facilities’ data at risk

The proliferation of wireless devices and seemingly limitless supply of apps have advanced communications capabilities to wondrous new heights. But there is a dark side as well, typified by the vulnerabilities to cyber-attack and having vital information stolen by hackers that a research team at Syracuse University has found.

CMS Administrator and Secretary of the Medicare Trustees Marilyn Tavenner

ICD-10: LTC must get ready

The procrastination is over for the conversion to ICD-10 coding. After the third postponement of the start date last year, officials are adamant about starting the new format Oct. 1.

Timothy E.J. Folk

New model of care presents new risks

Whether you’re a long-term care leader who has already made the decision to align your organization with an ACO or are still in the process of weighing the decision, one thing everyone can agree on is this operating model will entail a significant amount of change in several key areas for participating long-term care providers.

Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L

Top 5 ICD-10 changes for 2014

Have you started your countdown clocks yet? It looks like it’s definitely happening this year on Oct. 1, 2014. The transitions from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding will 100% absolutely take effect for the entire healthcare system, including therapy. So what is this big change all about? Per CMS, here are a couple of key facts everyone should be preparing for.

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