Political grandstanding hurting long-term care again
Jun 04, 2018
It is regrettable that 17 state attorneys general are grandstanding by demanding that federal officials impose stricter nursing home regulation and sanctions. Their letter shows no real understanding of...
Nursing home operators need more than regulatory relief
May 28, 2018
You would think the skilled care field would be doing a happy dance these days.
Is it the docs’ turn to get stoned?
James M. Berklan
Apr 25, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services brought out its equivalent of a brass band and confetti machine Tuesday to tout a new provider payment strategy. One could almost hear strains of “Happy...
New perspectives on aging and healthcare
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
Mar 13, 2018
Three new books on aging and healthcare recently crossed my desk, each with completely different takes on our industry. Each has merit for anyone involved with senior care.
Are we entering skilled care’s Golden Age? The answer might surprise you.
Mar 05, 2018
It’s very possible historians may look back at 2018 as a kind of Golden Age for skilled care. No, I have not been drinking.
LeadingAge fires back at Senators wanting tougher nursing home enforcement
Mar 02, 2018
Two weeks after a dozen Senators expressed “deep concern” about the impact of delaying and reducing financial penalties against nursing homes, one of the profession’s leading groups is...
These 3 won’t happen
Feb 08, 2018
There’s nothing quite like a new calendar to get media types acting like story forecasters. What might be more helpful is a brief list of things that won’t be taking place.
Super Tuesday webinar Feb. 13: The year of value, quality and efficiencies
Jan 24, 2018
A McKnight’s Super Tuesday webinar at 1 p.m. ET on Feb. 13 will offer strategies for achieving financial, clinical and operational success in the months ahead.
Nursing home advocates allege state’s financial, regulatory policies are pushing providers out
Jan 22, 2018
Financial pressure and increased enforcement are driving skilled nursing operators out of Kansas, industry advocates told members of the state Legislature last week.
The boss at CMS has some nice things to say about regulations
Jan 22, 2018
It appears there may be some good news ahead, courtesy of the boss at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.