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Pilot program care model reduces hospitalizations

April 11, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Indiana skilled nursing facilities participating in the OPTIMISTIC project have significantly reduced all-cause and avoidable hospitalizations.

PHI launches workforce shortage campaign

February 9, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The workforce advocacy organization wants to open the dialogue about how to tackle the problems in the direct care workforce.

NQF endorses long-stay hospitalization metric

January 26, 2017  |  newswire
news

The tool is the first recognized by the National Quality Forum to measure hospitalization rates among those who have stayed in a skilled nursing facility for more than 100 days.

PointRight, Pathway launch 5-star ratings solution

January 24, 2017  |  newswire
news

The product will help skilled nursing facilities maximize their 5-star ratings under the CMS's Nursing Home Compare system.

Calif. SNF partners for telemedicine services

January 2, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The SNF’s nurses will now be able to consult with physicians any time, day or night. 

Health care affected by race/ethnicity

November 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services  found Medicare beneficiaries of minority racial/ethnic groups reported receiving worse care than whites. 

Something WAS bothering him

November 15, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Residents who cry out for help can be wearing on caregivers. But what if they really do need something?

OIG scrutinizes SNFs and therapy reimbursement

November 14, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-chief
news

The office’s 2017 workplan targets rehabilitation, hospice and hyperbaric oxygen therapy services, in addition to SNF billing.

Sanjay Gupta on longevity

November 3, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
article

What's the secret to a long and healthy life? CNN's Chief Medical Officer Sanjay Gupta speaks on health, wellness and longevity at this week's LeadingAge Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Six keys to an effective infection preventionist

November 2, 2016  |  Amy Stewart, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-CT
article

Set your infection preventionist up for success by understanding the role and responsiblities beyond what's mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

Life Care Centers reaches $145M settlement

October 26, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

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

NIC: SNF occupancy down, but Medicaid per diem hits 5-year high

September 19, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

Skilled nursing occupancy has declined to a five-year low, but the news is good for Medicaid per diem revenue, according to Q2 data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).

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