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Care planning and assessments a lengthy process, AANAC reports

May 16, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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AANAC’s biennial study reveals how nurse assessment coordinators spend their time and how they’re compensated. 

Will RUGs be swept under the rug?

April 30, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A new advanced rule-making notice from CMS seems to indicate that Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) may be headed for big changes, especially for SNF therapy billing. But, what will replace them?

Decoding the mixed messages about psychiatric care in SNFs

March 22, 2017  |  Richard Thompson, MD
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What should SNFs do when CMS’s 5-star guidelines for antipsychotic medication use don’t agree with SOM guidelines?

Top 10 dementia care rules for nursing homes

January 18, 2017  |  Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, DNS-CT, RAC-MT
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How well does your facility comply with the State Operations Manual's new rules concerning dementia care?

How the RAI Manual changes encourage collaboration

October 30, 2016  |  Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, DNS-CT, RAC-MT
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AANAC's Judi Kulus, RN breaks down the impacts of the new RAI Manual changes and why SNF needs to collaborate better among their care teams and with their outside partners—including therapy providers and home health.

Advancing wound care technology

October 25, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Wounds that measure themselves? New technology makes it almost that simple. Check out the hot wound care advancements from this year’s American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living conference.

Fla. judge says resident death is manslaughter

August 17, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A Florida court has charged an assisted living LPN with aggravated manslaughter—a felony charge rarely seen in the assisted living setting and one that comes with serious jail time.

AHT partners with COMS Interactive for combined clinical workflow

August 16, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The two companies will combine their nursing workflow system features and create accessibility from a single dashboard.

MDS Update: Gearing up for Section GG charting

June 28, 2016  |  Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, RAC-MT, QCP, DNS-CT
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The new section, which documents a resident's functional ability and assistance levels, has a compliance date of October 1, 2016.

Focused Dementia Care Surveys: What You Need to Know

April 5, 2016  |  Lisa Hohlbein, RN, RAC-MT, CDP, CADDCT
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CMS is moving forward with new surveyor tools for facilities that offer dementia care. does your staff know how to document for the new survey?

F-Tag 309 and the compliance domino effect

March 3, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Poor training in dementia care documentation can get a facility a pile of deficiencies in a big hurry, explains a national consultant in survey-related regulatory issues.

CMS releases v1.13 of the RAI User's Manual

October 2, 2015  |  Lisa Hohlbein, RN, RAC-MT, CDP, CADDCT
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The newly released RAI includes ICD-10 coding information and other clarifications.

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