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Home health wages are conference topic

April 27, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Several speakers at the April 27 White House Conference on Aging’s regional forum in Cleveland used the event as a platform to discuss low wages in the home health field.

Social Security vital, speakers say

April 27, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Retirement security is another theme of White House Conference on Aging events, and many speakers at the conference’s regional forum April 27 in Cleveland took the opportunity to stress the importance of the Social Security program to retired adults.

Is it time for an attitude adjustment?

April 27, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Speakers at the White House Conference on Aging’s regional event April 27 in Cleveland said the time has come for members of our society to change the way they think about the aging process and older adults. Do you agree?

If Walker becomes president?

April 23, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Do the actions of a state governor foreshadow the approach he would take and the policies he would advocate if elected to this country’s highest office? If so, then those in long-term care may want to pay attention to what’s going on in the Badger State.

Trade bill would affect Medicare, groups complain

April 22, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Four large healthcare trade organizations have sent letters to the Senate and House expressing concerns over a plan to use healthcare dollars to fund provisions in trade bills, resulting in cuts to Medicare.

House subcommittee hears about bundled payments from post-acute care groups

April 17, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Fans and foes of the proposed BACPAC Act, which would bundle payments for post-acute care providers, testified during a recent House subcommittee hearing.

Observation status is focus of AARP report

April 17, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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A new report from the AARP’s Public Policy Institute details the effects on Medicare beneficiaries who stay in a hospital under observation status rather than being admitted, and it offers recommendations to address the issue.

Workplace violence: A continuing concern of nurses

April 15, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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The American Nurses Association seeks public comment on its draft proposal of recommendations to prevent violence to ensure workplace safety by April 30 deadline.

Healthy aging is topic of first White House Conference on Aging policy brief

April 14, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Healthy aging is the topic of the first policy brief released by the White House Conference on Aging. Additional briefs, on the other key topics being examined by the conference are expected in the future.

Pharmacy group launches website

April 14, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition, launched in January, has announced its new website.

Home health focus of two bills

April 13, 2015  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Increasing the scope of practice for ABRNs and PAs who work in home healthcare, and reimbursing for HCBS for low-income, Medicare-only beneficiaries who need help with two or more ADLs, are the goals of two bipartisan bills introduced in Congress.

3 safety concerns to consider in long-term care

April 8, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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Wherever patients are treated, their safety needs to be ensured. ECRI Institute has compiled a list of safety concerns for healthcare organizations that long-term care providers can benefit from.

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