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Texas hospice center pushing proper disposal of opioids

February 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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
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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
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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). 

Huge gaps in assisted living facility regulation, according to government

February 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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...

Florida to require backup generators for nursing homes

January 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The agreement comes months after Gov. Rick Scott first proposed such a rule sparking debate and legal challenges by some of those facilities.

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?

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