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LTC associations urge Congress to keep the medical expenses tax deduction

November 8, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The tax deduction for medical expenses is on the chopping block in the Trump Administration’s new tax reform bill, an elimination that could seriously hurt all seniors, especially those with dementia.

Wisconsin considers dementia legislation

October 30, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Four Republican Assembly members have drafted bills to provide support for those with dementia and their families. 

Immediate jeopardy: True or false?

October 17, 2017  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN
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An immediate jeopardy deficiency can cost providers dearly in finances and reputation. But what if it’s not true? Legal expert Alan C. Horowitz discusses a recent case where the provider challenged CMS over nearly $1 million in fines—and won.

AHCA: A bright year ahead

October 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Mark Parkinson, CEO of the American Health Care Association, shared his optimistic view for the senior living industry in his opening remarks of the 68th annual AHCA/NCAL Conference and Expo.

Oregon expands electronic POLST for end-of-life care

October 10, 2017  |  KHN
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The state's electronic registry keeps people's end-of-life care wishes just a click a way for easy access in any emergency.

Price resigns from HHS: Now what?

October 1, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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As the head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services steps down amid scandal over the use of travel funds, how will it affect the swirl of unsolved healthcare issues?

Medicaid cuts could cause greater care gaps

September 29, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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An analysis of Nusing Home Compare shows cuts to Medicaid could harm the poorest residents and lowest-rated facilities that will have to do more with less. That could cost the government even more. 

Bye-bye, CMMI?

September 20, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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CMS Administrator Seema Verma has announced the dawn of big changes at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). What will happen to all the bundled payment projects?

Disaster plans: perfect on paper

September 19, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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The criminal investigation into the eight South Florida nursing home deaths following Hurricane Irma is prompting a larger look at how long-term care facilities prepare—and practice—for natural disasters.

Senate committee examines disaster planning for seniors

September 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Senate Aging Committee will review disaster planning following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

5 must-haves for emergency preparedness planning

September 6, 2017  |  Martie Moore
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New CMS regulations are an opportunity for providers to write policies and practice procedures that can prepare staff for the unexpected. 

Tufts report: Statewide efforts needed for dementia-friendly communities

August 7, 2017  |  PR Newswire
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The extensive demographic analysis examines Massachussetts' readiness to care for its growing population of older adults. How would your state fare under the report's recommendations?