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mmLearn.org expands healthcare training video collection

March 31, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Web-based training company adds new training resources based on current trends and industry demand to fill employee healthcare training gaps, increase job satisfaction, reduce turnover and ultimately improve patient care.  

CMS solicits advancements, interventions in care delivery through Special Innovation Projects

March 30, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seeks ideas for improving care delivery through a Special Innovation Program and will offer 28 awards totaling $8 million. Statements of Objectives will be available early April. 

Government to add nearly 6,000 updates to ICD-10

March 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The CDC and CMS announced they will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the transition to the new classification system by implementing new diagnosis codes, hospital inpatient procedure codes and revision of existing code titles. 

Allscripts, Netsmart form $250M human services and PAC tech company

March 23, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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 Allscripts Healthcare Solutions and equity firm GI Partners entered a joint venture with Netsmart Technologies, Inc. to form the largest technology company solely focused on human services and post-acute care. 

RF Technologies launches small-site nurse call option

March 21, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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RF Technologies now offers many of the features of its enterprise system in an option for smaller nursing home settings.

Harness the MDS for dementia care

March 7, 2016  |  Judi Kulus, MSN, RN, NHA, RAC-MT
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The federally mandated minimum data set (MDS) is a documentation tool caregivers use every day that can help ensure quality dementia care.

American HealthTech, Medtelligent partner for AL care management

March 3, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A skilled nursing EHR provider and an assisted living documentation provider join forces to offer a cross-continuum solution.

CMS pushes interoperability for LTC

March 3, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The new initiative allows states to request the 90 percent enhanced matching funds to connect more Medicaid providers to a state health information exchange.

MatrixCare, CliftonLarsonAllen partner to help providers with value payment

February 19, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
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CliftonLarsonAllen will consult MatrixCare clients on how to implement value based payment model initiatives. 

Kindred partners with Avalere for improved data analytics

February 18, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
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The multi-year agreement gives the nation's largest post-acute care provider access to data analytics that can help improve care outcomes in real time. 

One-on-one with... Randall Holley

February 11, 2016  |  Beth Thomas Hertz
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Great technology strategies include integrated systems and physician/nurse buy-in, says Commonwealth Care of Roanoke IT Director Randall Holley.

CareWorx and TUC merge

February 9, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Two Canadian companies merge to grab a greater market share in integrated long-term care management services.

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