Regulatory Compliance

Mismanaged medication can cost over $528 billion annually

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.

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Louisiana bill would allow video monitoring for nursing home rooms

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.

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Florida Gov. signs generator bill into law

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.

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Louisiana legislature attempts to revamp nursing homes

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 disabled population.

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AHCA/NCAL announce new quality goals

​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.

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

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.

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Texas hospice center pushing proper disposal of opioids

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.

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Long-term care facilities having issues with CMS stewardship

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.

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Differentiating assisted living from nursing homes

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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Huge gaps in assisted living facility regulation, according to government

The federal government lacks even basic information about the quality of assisted living services provided to low-income people on Medicaid, the Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, says in a report to be issued on Sunday.

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