Trauma care, drug-reduction prove ‘scary’ tasks as guidance deadline approaches
Oct 21, 2022
As staff at skilled nursing facilities scramble to comply with hundreds of pages of interpretive guidance that kicks in Monday, experts warned that one major emphasis should be on meeting new standards...
‘We will not go back’ to early pandemic restriction, CMS leader says
Oct 17, 2022
Promoting a return to normalcy, a top CMS official said Sunday that nursing homes will not return to the stringent isolation policies of the early pandemic.
With Phase 3 guidance nearing, skilled nursing providers advised ‘don’t wait’ on infection preventionist,...
Oct 22, 2021
Final, long-awaited guidance related to nursing home Requirements of Participation may soon be here. The rules were fundamentally rewritten and implemented in three phases starting in 2016 but still have...
New survey process has ‘learning curve for everybody,’ CMS official says
Oct 31, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ new survey process for nursing homes will challenge the sector with a “learning curve,” but providers can stay on top of...
Nana and Paw Paw, lessons in person-centered care
Oct 27, 2017
As we all prepare for the upcoming Phase 2 Requirements of Participation with an increased focus on comprehensive person-centered care planning, we could all learn a few things from my in-laws.
Next week’s prize: free McKnight’s 5th Fall Online Expo
Sep 14, 2017
The event of the season is all but here — the 5th Annual McKnight’s Online Expo takes place Wednesday. Registration is ongoing and has been brisk for the trio of educational webinars.