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412 charged in largest-ever fraud bust

July 19, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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July has been a record-breaking month for the Department of Justice’s fraud squad, which orchestrated a 30-state takedown totaling $1.3 billion in fraudulent or illegal activities.

LeadingAge center tackles workforce challenges

July 12, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The new group will explore long-term and post-acute care staffing issues and provide resources to combat turnover.

States must beef up LTSS for boomers

July 6, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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AARP concluded in a recent report that states are improving long-term services and supports (LTSS) but aren’t keeping pace with growing demand. 

Social media's double-edged sword

July 6, 2017  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN
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Social media is ubiquitous, valuable and fun. It can also get long-term care providers into a lot of legal trouble.

Kindred sells its SNF portfolio for $700M

July 5, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The national chain had announced in October its intention to leave the skilled nursing business. So, who gets all those nursing home properties?

How the Senate healthcare bill could affect seniors

June 29, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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The Senate’s proposed healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, calls for deep cuts to Medicaid. The program pays for about two-thirds of the 1.4 million seniors who live in nursing homes. 

Kramer to step down at NIC

June 29, 2017  |  National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care
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After 27 years at the helm, Kramer will transition to the role of strategic advisor at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

PHI: Immigration policy changes could impact 1 million direct care workers

June 21, 2017  |  PHI
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Government policies that impact immigrant workers could have devastating effects on senior care warns PHI, a national organization for the direct care workforce.

Staffing shortage prompts shutdown

June 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A Good Samaritan rehabilitation unit has closed because it has had trouble filling and maintaining necessary nursing levels.

Balancing resident safety with quality of life

June 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Four senior living executives weigh in on the threat of litigation and demands of helicopter children while providing a meaningful life for residents. 

DNH orders could significantly reduce ER visits: JAMDA study

June 8, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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If "Do Not Hospitalize" orders were as common as "Do Not Resuscitate" orders, SNFs could see far fewer ER visits/hospital transfers while respecting end-of-life wishes.

CMS backpedals on arbitration restrictions

June 5, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is reconsidering its previous ban on pre-dispute agreements as binding arbitration.