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TX judge halts overtime increase

November 23, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

A Texas federal judge has granted an injunction to stop the Department of Labor's overtime wage increase set to begin Dec. 1.

Medicare crunch time with Trump administration?

November 10, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
article

The next administration will have to cut back on Medicare spending and fraud. Contributor Robert Gatty speculates whether lawmakers will crack down on avoidable hospital admissions.

What impact will Trump’s victory have on value-based healthcare?

November 9, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Heather Landi
article

As Republicans take control of the executive and legislative branches, how will the new Administration impact healthcare's initiatives and priorities? Healthcare information technology experts weigh in on key policy issues moving forward.

Federal judge blocks CMS ban on arbitration

November 7, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

A federal judge has issued a temporary halt on CMS’ final rule ordering LTC facilities to remove all arbitration agreements from their admissions materials.

The CMS final rule: Twist and shout, but we can work it out

November 4, 2016  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN
blog

The long-term/post-acute care industry knew some groundbreaking changes were coming in the final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Long-Term Living’s legal expert Alan C. Horowitz explains what all the fuss is about.

NASL elects new board officers

October 28, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

MatrixCare’s John Damgaard will head up the association’s new board of directors, along with four other officer electees.

ACHCA, NAB to co-launch national NHA training program

October 17, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The two organizations are hoping to set national standards for administrators-in-training and their preceptors.

Life Safety Codes start 11/1/16

October 9, 2016  |  Stan Szpytek
blog

Is your organization ready for the new Life Safety Codes set to begin next month?

3 tips for finding the perfect MDS coordinator

October 4, 2016  |  By Terry Raser, RN
article

A veteran RN/MDS Coordinator discusses what skills and assessments are most important when hiring a new employee in the crucial role of overseeing the facility's Minimum Data Set documentation.

 

Feds propose improvements to PACE

September 30, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
article

The proposed plan is intended to streamline and improve the federal Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to help seniors avoid nursing home care.

CMS' Final Rule: Is it a win for residents?

September 30, 2016  |  Tom Ealey and Elizabeth Cameron, JD, MBA
article

Two business administration academics take an early look at what CMS' Final Rule for long-term care reform legislation will mean.

MedPAC and the 5-star rating systems

September 29, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

MedPAC is speaking out against CMS’ new five-star rating system for hospitals, citing flaws and unecessary reporting. Will the initiative spill over into senior care as well?

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