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Regulators: 13 Massachusetts nurses commit license fraud

September 16, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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State regulators revoked or suspended the licenses of 13 nurses after discovering that the caregivers lied about having nursing degrees or being licensed in other states.

Omnicare wins $300M alleged fraud case

September 10, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Omnicare was accused of offering "illegal remuneration to skilled nursing facilities in exchange for referrals to its pharmacy business."

Calif. legislature passes right-to-die bill

September 9, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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California’s State Assembly passed a right-to-die bill Wednesday that could have monumental impact on hospice and long-term care processes in the state, especially in terms of late-stage dementia care. The bill now moves on to the State Senate.

ALFA, ASHA: Proposed changes to labor exemptions will be 'harmful to industry'

September 9, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Department of Labor’s proposed changes to the way "exempt employees" are defined and the minimum salary requirements exemptions for certain categories of employees and institute minimum salary requirements for exempt status will do more harm than good...

CMS unveils 4-year plan to improve health equity

September 8, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services releases six priorities to reduce health disparities among Medicare beneficiaries over the next four years.

GAO to conduct review of Nursing Home Compare tool

August 31, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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After being scrutinized by senators in three states, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has agreed to conduct a review of the Nursing Home Compare tool.

California SNF and two staff charged with involuntary manslaughter

August 31, 2015  | 
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California Attorney General has filed involuntary manslaughter charges against a skilled nursing and wellness center for failing to provide requisite nursing care to a resident resulting in his death.

Illinois passes law allowing family video surveillance, monitoring in resident rooms

August 27, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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State lawmakers have made it legal for residents and their families to install their own “granny cams” and other recording devices in resident rooms to monitor care and other activities.

NADONA’s Dornberger nominated to antibiotics council

August 26, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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In a concentrated effort to halt the spread and severity of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, an advisory council will be assembled to combat this serious health threat

SNFs repond to the new MDS-focused survey process

August 25, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Have you experienced this new surveyor process yet? Be ready for scrutiny of your ADL services and documentation.

MA nursing homes must meet standards to advertise dementia care

August 25, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Massachusetts nursing homes are no longer allowed to advertise memory care services unless they meet specific state standards for care. Will this become a trend nationwide?

Federal court upholds wage laws for home health workers

August 25, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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The law guarantees overtime and minimum wage protection to home healthcare workers.

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