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CMS issues final rule for cardiac bundled payments

December 27, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

CMS released its latest episodic care models Tuesday, including the 90-day bundles for heart and bypass patients.

Kindred is first LTC site to win NIST quality award

November 22, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The U.S. Commerce Department has awarded a rehab facility tucked in the rural mountains of Idaho for its leadership in excellence and quality.

The psychology of rehab

October 27, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Fretting about CJR and rehab outcomes? Here’s why one of the best additions to your rehabilitation service line might be a psychologist.

Life Care Centers reaches $145M settlement

October 26, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The nation’s largest private nursing home company will pay $145 million to settle claims it overcharged the government for therapy treatments. 

Post-acute care software companies merge

October 20, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Casamba merges with post-acute software companies HealthWyse and TherapySource as part of a long-term growth strategy. 

It’s Never 2 Late launches rehab therapy program

October 19, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

It’s Never 2 Late Rehab gives therapists discipline-specific content to help seniors get engaged, exercise more and improve clinical outcomes. 

Study: Frailty screening can help residents weigh surgery risks

October 11, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Screening older residents for frailty can help doctors assess the risks of surgery and can motivate pre-surgery improvements.

Simplifying oxygen tank monitoring

October 3, 2016  |  Michaela McSheffrey, COO of MIJA

By Michaela McSheffrey,  COO of MIJA

Automated alerts on oxygen tanks can provide a safety valve for residents who rely on oxygen and can help busy caregivers keep track of which tanks are running low.

Animal comforts

September 9, 2016  |  Beth Thomas Hertz

Aminals have a special power to connect with seniors, including those whose dementia makes it hard for them to communicate. Furry, fuzzy and feathered assistants help their human counterparts engage residents with company and comfort near the end of life....

Judge: CMS fails to educate on maintenance therapy coverage changes

August 24, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Too many beneficiaries—and their doctors—still don’t realize that maintenance therapies are now covered by Medicare, ruled a U.S. District Court judge.

3 LTC communities win Gold award for quality excellence

August 16, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Three long-term/post-acute communities have won the top quality accolade from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) National Quality Award Program.

Super-short-term stay model helps with therapy and laundry

August 5, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

A Maryland provider is starting a new service line for those who need some help after a hospitalization, but whose circumstances don’t justify a move-in.


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