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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
Long-term and post-acute care has plenty of challenges for 2017, but trials and tribulations can be good for the industry in the long run.
Federal regulations, set to go into effect in July, would require the more than 12,000 home health agencies participating in Medicare and Medicaid be more responsive--and responsible--for patients and caregivers.
The Senate has approved the president’s nomination of Representative Tom Price as the new secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
A new GAO report highlights why experts say the next addition to the Nursing Home Compare five-star ratings should be customer service.
Four years after the Jimmo court case, Medicare officials, providers and senior advocates still can't agree on how to handle ongoing therapy services for patients who aren't improving.
The product will help skilled nursing facilities maximize their 5-star ratings under the CMS's Nursing Home Compare system.
The risks to pricing and competition among Medicare plans were key factors in the denial, the court says.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has seen a substantial decline in hospitalization admissions among Medicare beneficiaries in long-term care.
Home health agencies that receive Medicare or Medicaid funds must now comply with a new set of rules designed to close the gaps in care documentation.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears details her lengthy—and frustrating—journey of setting up a Qualified Income Trust (QIT/Miller trust) to meet Ohio’s changing Medicaid eligibility requirements.
CMS released its latest episodic care models Tuesday, including the 90-day bundles for heart and bypass patients.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released compliance guideline fact sheet for home- and community-based providers who care for people who exhibit wandering or exit-seeking.