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Most popular articles from McKnight's Long Term Care News

When you read between the lines, the troubling message in a new study is this: Skilled care operators had better stop being tech cheapskates — before it's too late.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:00 am
Four facilities owned by California's largest nursing home operator have agreed to pay $6.9 million to settle kickback-for-referral allegations, authorities announced Thursday.
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Posted: November 17, 2017, 9:36 pm
Improper fee-for-service payment rates in the Medicare program dropped from 11% in 2016 to 9.5% in 2017 — the lowest rate since 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported.
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Posted: November 17, 2017, 9:34 pm
Skilled nursing providers found both good news and bad news Thursday in a House bipartisan agreement statement on a Medicare extender package.
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Posted: November 16, 2017, 11:39 pm
While arguably late to the telehealth game, long term care and post-acute care providers are now key players in telehealth as its benefits become more and more apparent for their patients and business models.
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Posted: November 16, 2017, 5:00 pm
Lawyers and legal finaglings are rich fodder for some of the most popular movies and television productions ever made. Get ready for another big show in that regard, and long-term care will be at its core.
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Posted: November 16, 2017, 5:00 am
Thirty-three Preferred Care Group-affiliated nursing homes filed for bankruptcy on Monday, citing costly ongoing negligence and personal injury litigation against the provider.
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Posted: November 15, 2017, 10:33 pm
The economic and racial makeup of the neighborhood where a nursing home is located plays a big role in how financially stressed it is, a new study confirms.
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Posted: November 15, 2017, 10:30 pm
A Florida long-term care provider association is voicing concerns over whether or not the state government will help providers cover the costs of installing generators in their facilities.
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Posted: November 15, 2017, 10:27 pm
As senior housing professionals, we're well aware of the many opportunities that Life Plan Communities offer residents. The programs, amenities, services, and health care provided create an opportunity-rich environment that we believe supports wellness. It's a big part of the reason we do what we do.
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Posted: November 15, 2017, 5:00 pm
The healthcare industry is well aware of the consequences of workplace violence. With workplace violence-related injuries in the sector clocking in at nearly five times the rate as the private sector as a whole, it'd be hard not to.
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Posted: November 15, 2017, 5:00 am
Republican Senators on Tuesday added a provision to their tax overhaul bill that would roll back the individual insurance mandate included in the Affordable Care Act.
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Posted: November 14, 2017, 11:03 pm
A California long-term care facility is on the receiving end of a first-of-its-kind lawsuit from AARP. The seniors advocacy organization has accused the provider of "dumping" residents who require the most care and staff time.
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Posted: November 14, 2017, 11:01 pm
A new type of antipsychotic pill approved by the Food and Drug Administration will be able to share information about when it was taken with patients and providers — but it comes with a warning for older patients with dementia.
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Posted: November 14, 2017, 10:58 pm
Residents of a Canadian nursing home are getting the chance to spruce up their rooms with large custom door decals depicting everything from their favorite landscape to the door of their church.
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Posted: November 14, 2017, 10:50 pm
Here's an original poem I wrote that hits close to home for so many caregivers. I call it "Ode to The Road Warrior."
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Posted: November 14, 2017, 9:30 pm
A program that placed administrators-in-training into the shoes of nursing home residents helped promote person-centered care, new research finds.
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Posted: November 13, 2017, 10:30 pm
The nation's largest long-term care provider associations expressed optimism Monday about their future collaborations with President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Posted: November 13, 2017, 10:30 pm
The results of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' program to reduce hospital readmissions are being called into question by two new studies — with one suggesting the initiative may have the "unintended consequence" of raising patient mortality rates.
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Posted: November 13, 2017, 10:30 pm
Here I was standing at the funeral of Rabbi Israel T, one of the beloved residents of our nursing home and a man I came to love and admire in the too short period of time that I was privileged to know him.
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Posted: November 13, 2017, 5:00 pm