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Proper documentation key for SNFs to avoid issues

January 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Better record-keeping could help skilled nursing facilities protect themselves from litigation or penalties as regulators looks to cut down on improper discharges.

Nursing home discharges under scrutiny

December 21, 2017  |  Jocelyn Wiener, Kaiser Health News
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Residents, ombudsman, associations and consumer advocates are raising their voice about a growing number of allegedly improper evictions and discharges. 

CMS puts 18-mo. hold on certain enforcements, 5-star ratings

November 29, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The agency has issued a temporary moratorium on the enforcement of eight specific Phase 2 F-Tags, although the new survey process begins this week as scheduled.

Championing infection control

November 20, 2017  |  Meg LaPorte
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As the CMS regulations for infection control programs kick in, providers are finding that leadership matters as much as training.

CMS proposes new Immediate Jeopardy policy for SNFs

November 9, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The draft policy could reduce the likelihood of high civil money penalties against skilled nursing providers for immediate jeopardy deficiences that resulted in no harm or death.
 

CMS proposes new Immediate Jeopardy policy for nursing homes

November 6, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The draft policy could reduce the likelihood of high civil money penalties against skilled nursing providers for immediate jeopardy deficiences that resulted in no harm or death.
 

Bye-bye, CMMI?

September 20, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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CMS Administrator Seema Verma has announced the dawn of big changes at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). What will happen to all the bundled payment projects?

Disaster plans: perfect on paper

September 19, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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The criminal investigation into the eight South Florida nursing home deaths following Hurricane Irma is prompting a larger look at how long-term care facilities prepare—and practice—for natural disasters.

5 must-haves for emergency preparedness planning

September 6, 2017  |  Martie Moore
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New CMS regulations are an opportunity for providers to write policies and practice procedures that can prepare staff for the unexpected. 

Advance directive struggle for Alzheimer's resident

August 21, 2017  |  JoNel Aleccia, KHN
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A resident's advance directive has turned into a legal battle with family members who say the assisted living provider shouldn't be helping her eat.

CMS launches Hospice Compare site

August 16, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Much like the Nursing Home Compare site for skilled nursing facilities, the new data comparison tool will allow consumers to see quality measures data on hospice and palliative care providers.

Senate GOP issues revisions to BCRA health bill

July 13, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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GOP senators make a few big changes to the BCRA bill but stick to their guns on tax repeals and cuts to Medicaid.

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