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MedPAC looks at post-acute care unified payment system

April 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

At its most recent public meeting, the commission heard a staff report on the basis for uniform outcome measures as part of such a unified payment model for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), home health agencies (HHAs), long term care hospitals (LTCHs),...

LTCCC submits long-term care drug abuse report to UN

April 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Inappropriate anti-psychotic drug use in U.S. nursing homes is “widespread” and requires immediate action, a report submitted to the United Nations alleges.

Care coordination, info exchanges among gaps between PAC and LTC

April 10, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Though performance measures are key for payment reform and sparking quality improvements, PAC and LTC settings have differing standards, leading to fragmentation, the National Quality Form said.

Mismanaged medication can cost over $528 billion annually

April 3, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Researchers believe having doctors work in tandem with pharmacists to ensure medication and dosage are accurate for each patient will reduce the risk of illness and death.

Louisiana bill would allow video monitoring for nursing home rooms

March 30, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

When she visited her mother in a Louisiana nursing home, Lucie Titus found her with a black eye and severe back pain that the Alzheimer’s patient couldn’t explain.

Florida Gov. signs generator bill into law

March 28, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

After months of legal wrangling and strong feelings on both sides, the state of Florida has finally enshrined its emergency power rules for skilled nursing facilities into law.

Louisiana legislature attempts to revamp nursing homes

March 26, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

After yet another year where Louisiana's nursing homes ranked among the worst in the nation, a group of legislators are taking aim at the powerful nursing home industry in an attempt to radically change the way the state takes care of its elderly and...

AHCA/NCAL announce new quality goals

March 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

​Quality improvement continues to gain speed in long term and post-acute care, and providers are working together to identify measurable targets that are appropriate for this care setting.

Backup power requirement rule for Florida nursing homes expected to be signed

March 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Florida’s Legislature has approved a rule requiring backup power sources in the state’s nursing homes, prompted by the deaths of several residents at a sweltering nursing home in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Texas hospice center pushing proper disposal of opioids

February 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Cypress Basin Hospice in Mount Pleasant said it has joined a coalition aimed at preventing prescription drugs from falling into the hands of substance abusers.

Long-term care facilities having issues with CMS stewardship

February 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

PruittHealth, a long-term care provider based in Norcross, Georgia, has been hard at work over the last 18 months to comply with the CMS' newest requirement to have an antibiotic stewardship program.

Differentiating assisted living from nursing homes

February 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

There are nearly twice as many assisted living (ALF) and other residential care facilities (more than 30,000 in 2014) in the U.S. than nursing homes (about 15,000). 


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