Expanded coverage for caregiver training in final physician fee schedule cheered
Nov 15, 2023
Provider groups and therapists are hailing a new and broader-than-expected opportunity to bill for caregiver training under codes finalized in the 2024 physician fee schedule.
Caregiver training CPT codes finalized for CY 2024
Nov 09, 2023
In July we were pleased to share that the CY 2024 Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule held exciting news for therapists and caregivers. These have now officially been finalized for use beginning...
Statewide CNA training program nearly halfway to goal after just one year
Jessica R. Towhey
Oct 30, 2023
A three-year, statewide program to boost the number of certified nursing assistants in California is nearly halfway to its goal after just the first year of implementation.
Ask the care expert … about staff training
Jun 09, 2023
Q: I am a new nurse leader. I just discovered no staff training had been done for 10 months before I arrived, two months ago. I am only one person. How can I do all of this alone?
Simulation training only a ‘partial solution’ for nursing shortage, LTC nurse leader says
May 19, 2023
Nursing students in New York state will now be able to complete up to one-third of their clinical training through simulation experiences. But more investment will be needed to build back the workforce,...
AHCA battles ‘crisis’ with new long-term care job education campaign
Jessica R. Towhey
Jan 12, 2023
Nursing homes’ largest advocacy group on Wednesday launched a national campaign to boost hiring in the face of an unprecedented worker shortage that is curtailing capacity and threatening the ability...
Also in the News for Tuesday, Dec. 6
Dec 06, 2022
Seniors’ experiences should help form future emergency policies: researchers … Dementia patients more likely to suffer seizures; anti-seizure meds can help, study says … LeadingAge Minnesota funds...
State lawmakers consider cutting CNA training hours, hiking Medicaid pay to address staffing woes
Nov 14, 2022
Raising state Medicaid pay rates and financial support for nursing homes and greater accountability for supplemental staffing agencies are getting a hard look from the Kansas legislature and provider advocacy...
What’s your 2023 leadership training plan?
Nov 07, 2022
As we begin to plan for the 2023 calendar year, I’m talking with more executives about their vision for professional development.
University initiative aims to kickstart CNA interest, retention
Oct 10, 2022
A new university-level program aims to help retain existing CNAs and build a new workforce, adding to a spate of higher-education initiatives aimed at attracting entry-level nursing staff.