HOSPICE SATISFACTION IN SNFS LAGS BEHIND OTHER LTC SETTINGS
The perceived quality of hospice care in nursing homes compared poorly to other settings according to a new study.
February 16, Skilled Nursing News
HAND-WASHING PROTOCOLS HELP DECREASE NURSING HOME DEATHS, ANTIBIOTIC USE
February 15, McKnight's
A new study finds that harnessing hand hygiene methods already popular in hospitals, could make dangerous infections in SNFs a thing of the past.
SNFS WOULD LOSE OUT UNDER TRUMP'S REVISED PAYMENT SYSTEM
February 14, McKnight's
A plan to lump together payments to all post-acute providers would be a budget cut dressed up as reform, providers say.
HHS PROPOSES NEW PAYMENT SYSTEM FOR SKILLED NURSING PROVIDERS
February 13, Skilled Nursing News
Plan would make changes to Medicaid by creating a “market-based health-care grant” to fund programs in addition to Medicaid.
$1.96 BILLION NURSING HOMES CUT WILL FORCE HARD LOOK AT REGULATION
February 12, McKnight's
The AHCA said it will focus on winning more regulatory reductions to help compensate for a 10-year, $1.96 billion cut to SNFs.
TRUMP SIGNS TWO-YEAR SPENDING PACT
February 9, NPR
The two-year spending plan lets lawmakers spend $300 billion more than current law allows. It also kills therapy caps and the IPAB.
NEW BUNDLED PAYMENT MODELS COULD SHOVE OUT SNFS
February 8, Skilled Nursing News
To adapt to a bundled payment system, providers have to prove their value to a host of partners.