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Breaking down the CBO report: How AHCA could affect seniors

May 28, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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How could the proposed AHCA legislation affect older adults? What could happen to Medicaid and the ability to find insurance coverage? We explain the actual CBO report section by section.

CMS Final Rule: Compliance and ethics programs

May 11, 2017  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN
blog

SNF compliance and ethics programs aren’t optional anymore, and in some cases, may require additional staff roles. Are your programs survey-ready?

House passes AHCA bill by 4 votes

May 4, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The promise of $8 billion for high-risk and pre-existing conditions pushed the bill in the GOP's favor. The bill now moves on to the Senate, where the margins for passage are predicted to be tougher.

Lending a hand to infection control

May 4, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
article

May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day, a great time for a staff refresher in the importance of maintaining proper hand hygiene protocols.

The ACA and Medicaid

April 5, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
blog

After months of political leverage on repealing the Affordable Care Act, the GOP decided to ditch its new House bill without voting on it. Now what?

Silver linings

February 20, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
blog

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.

Civil money penalties expected to double for Va. assisted living

February 16, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

Virginia lawmakers have passed a bill that would raise the maximum penalty per year for violations at assisted living facilities in the state.

CMS applauds readmission reduction

January 20, 2017  |  Robert Gatty
article

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has seen a substantial decline in hospitalization admissions among Medicare beneficiaries in long-term care. 

Therapy billing fraud: When will LTC learn?

January 19, 2017  |  Tom Ealey
article

Providers who overbill or fudge their therapy services are on the DOJ’s radar more than ever. So why is there still so much therapy billing fraud?

FDA nixes 14-day drug pre-packaging rule

January 19, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The new FDA rules acknowledge the unique role and dispensing needs of LTC pharmacies, including emergency kits and remote dispensing.

CMS releases home health agency rules

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

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.

CMS issues final rule for cardiac bundled payments

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

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

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