CMS: NEW SURVEY GUIDANCE COMING SOON
June 23, McKnight's
Interpretive guidance for the new survey process incorporating Phase 2 regulations could be released over the next few weeks.
BENEFICIARY GROUPS URGE CMS TO FIX OBSERVATION STAYS
June 22, Provider
Twenty-five provider and beneficiary groups are urging CMS to change the administrative classification of a Medicare patient who is admitted to the hospital.
PROPOSED FEDERAL MEDICAID CAPS WILL HURT SENIORS. HERE'S WHY
June 21, Forbes
Restructuring Medicaid may give states new flexibility, but it may also reverse the shift toward delivering assistance in community settings.
IMMIGRANTS ARE THE FUTURE OF LONG-TERM CARE
June 18, The Huffington Post
More than one million immigrants work in direct care, which includes about 4.4 million home care workers and CNAs employed in nursing homes.
WHY SOME CHILDREN MAY NOT VISIT LTC RESIDENTS
June 16, McKnight's
As Tolstoy famously said, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
388,000 RESIDENTS DIE EACH YEAR FROM LACKING INFECTION CONTROL
June 15, McKnight's
LTC providers are falling behind when it comes to training for infection control, and that could be costing thousands of lives.