TAKING THE TELEMEDICINE LEAP
February 23, McKnight's
New payment models have driven hospitals to evaluate what might impact the readmissions of their patients. Telemedicine is a powerful tool to meet this challenge.
PER-BED SKILLED NURSING PRICES TRICKLING DOWNWARD
February 22, Skilled Nursing News
After a year that saw reports of eye-popping prices for skilled nursing beds, the trend appears to be headed in the opposite direction.
DEMS SEEK REVERSAL OF NURSING HOME REGULATORY ROLLBACK
February 21, The Hill
Democrats allege that the regulatory rollback “will inevitably weaken the safety of our nation’s nursing homes.”
TO HELP ELDERLY PATIENTS, CMS SHOULD PROHIBIT PBM FEES - NOT REFORM THEM
February 20, McKnight's
The nation's three largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) control more than 80% of prescriptions dispensed in America. Now it’s time to cut costs..
HOSPICE SATISFACTION IN SNFS LAGS BEHIND OTHER LTC SETTINGS
February 16, Skilled Nursing News
The perceived quality of hospice care in nursing homes compared poorly to other settings according to a new study.
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.