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PROVIDERS INCREASING DOCUMENTATION AS CMS AMPLIFIES SCRUTINY OF RESIDENT "DUMPING"
January 17, Skilled Nursing News

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services last month announced its new initiative to curb the growth of illegal "dumping" of SNF residents.

MUSIC THERAPY OFFERS HOSPICE COMFORT
January 16, The New York Times

More geriatric settings are turning to music for its calming and therapeutic benefits.  

ER VISITS CAN SIGNAL DECLINE IN ELDERLY
January 12, McKnight's Long Term Care News
Even when the patient is not admitted, an ER visit can signal the onset of health issues.

FATE OF THERAPY CAPS AWAITS CONGRESSIONAL ACTION
January 11, Provider
The long term and post-acute care (LT/PAC) profession is taking a two-pronged approach as it awaits congressional action on therapy caps.

CAHF PARTNERS WITH TECH INNOVATOR STRATUS INTEROPERABLE
January 10, CAHF Press Release
Stratus Interoperable, which has developed a service that integrates all of a facility's clinical, financial and operational data, is CAHF's newest Preferred Provider. 

CUTS THREATEN PROGRAM THAT TRANSITIONS SENIORS OUT OF NURSING HOMES
January 9, McKnight's
Money Follows the Person is meant to allow patients access to care in home- and community-based settings. It's viewed as helping provide lower-cost quality care.

MUSIC & MEMORY CREDITED FOR HELPING THOUSANDS IN PBS NEWS FEATURE
January 8, PBS News Hour 
CAHF's Music & Memory is doing great things all over the state, but last week, a major news report provided some much-deserved credit for the project.

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Founded in 1950, the California Association of Health Facilities is a non-profit trade association representing skilled-nursing facilities and intermediate-care facilities for people with intellectual disabilities. It is dedicated to providing quality care for the frail, elderly, intellectually disabled and those with chronic mental illness. CAHF is the largest provider of continuing education for long-term care providers in California. Serving 370,000 individuals each year, skilled nursing providers are directly responsible for more than 140,000 jobs and $5.6 billion in wages and benefits to long-term care employees.

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