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Allscripts sells $525 million Netsmart stake

December 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The sale ends a two-year relationship between Allscripts and Netsmart that began when Allscripts contributed its homecare business to the behavioral health EHR vendor in exchange for the largest ownership stake in the company.

BrightSpring, PharMerica to merge

December 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Long-term care pharmacy PharMerica intends to merge with BrightSpring Health Services, a large provider of home- and community-based care.

Beyond Survey: Creating a Culture of Staff Competency

November 27, 2018  |  Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, Curriculum Development Specialist, American Association of Directors of Nursing Services
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As nurse leaders, we often take for granted that staff have the necessary skills and knowledge to adequately and safely care for the diverse needs of all our residents, especially new admissions. 

DC, Virginia long-term care costs steadily rising

November 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that a report shows the median annual cost of a private room in a nursing home went up nearly 7.7 percent to $102,200 from 2017 to 2018.

Investors keep buying into skilled nursing facilities

November 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Investment in skilled nursing facilities hasn’t slowed down despite persistent dark clouds surrounding the industry’s outlook.

Heavy hospice caseloads, delayed unionization hurting care

November 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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John Shannon’s growing caseload was causing the social worker in hospice care to rush from patient to patient.

Improper pay rates down $4.59 billions, CMS says

November 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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 A sharp drop in home health improper payments, in particular, is a big part of the reason why.

PharmScript acquires Doehring's LTC Pharmacy

November 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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"PharmScript is excited to build on its momentum in the Midwest with the acquisition of Doehring's," said Michael Segal, CEO of PharmScript.

Post-acute nurses find more satisfaction in career, report shows

November 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Pay and benefits for home care, hospice, palliative care and long-term care nurses haven’t always been on par with nurses who work in the acute setting.

Market leads providers to expect spike in insurance costs

November 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Liability insurance rates for senior living and long-term care (LTC) providers are expected to go up anywhere from 5% to 30% in 2019.

Long-term care organizations combat perception problem

November 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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88% of people who have actually been residents would recommend the experience compared with the people outside the walls of a nursing home.

The battle between ratings, reviews, and real people in nursing homes

November 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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In a world where ratings and reviews help shape consumer choice, long-term care has a major perception problem.