Policy

Arizona sheriff’s office plans dementia-related registry

Sheriff Doug Schuster said he’d like to have such a registry started next spring. 

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Northern Light Beacon Health ACO and tech firm team up

It's the first health care organization in Maine to implement the PatientPing technology that will link it to a growing network of New England providers.

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Senate committee releases unfavorable report on nursing home emergency preparedness

Compiled by the Democratic members of the Senate Committee on Finance, the report — titled “Sheltering in Danger” — specifically looked at operators’ responses to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017.

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The next steps in flu prevention

The first and most important step is to get vaccinated. 

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Bill aims for hospice workers to destroy unused, unneeded opioids

A spokesperson for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of the Democrats who pushed for this provision to be included in the overall opioid package that the Senate passed Wednesday, said the idea was sparked by Kaiser Health News’ reporting.

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Despite concerns, Senate pushes bill to ease home health services’ homebound requirements

The home health industry has won another victory in Washington, D.C., in its battle against certain parts of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and shift toward a more pre-acute care identity.

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Rep. Sean Duffy introduces mandatory CNA training lockout to improve SNFs

The CNA training lockout currently impacts more than half of all Skilled Nursing Facilities in Wisconsin, while in some states that number is much higher.

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New paper states that long-term care hospitals should be paid the same as skilled nursing facilities

Study claims LTC hospitals cost three times as much as cheaper venues, such as SNFs, for the same care.

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Washington skilled nursing faces tough times due to Medicaid

“At this point I can’t even tell you how they’re coping. That’s how bad it is,” WHCA president and CEO Robin Dale told Skilled Nursing News.

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Tabula Rasa, Mediture work to improve NYC’s managed long-term care

Mediture is expanding services in a new market for TRHC with the Visiting Nurse Services of New York (VNSNY) managed long-term care (MLTC) plan in New York City.

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