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A group of state legislators is asking Massachusetts' attorney general to investigate Kindred Healthcare's plans to close four nursing homes and an assisted living facility in and around Boston, accusing it of misappropriating state money at those facilities.
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Posted: January 17, 2018, 5:00 am
Minnesota officials have blamed the operators of a 94-bed nursing home for the death of a resident who suffocated when her head was trapped between a mattress and a grab bar.
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Posted: January 17, 2018, 5:00 am
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Posted: January 17, 2018, 5:00 am
Disclosing your personal information can be a good way to establish a more intimate connection with residents but there also can be unintended and unwanted consequences to revealing such details.
Author: McKnight's
Posted: January 16, 2018, 10:39 pm
Washington state lawmakers heard testimony last week on a bill to improve long-term care for LGBTQ seniors.
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Posted: January 16, 2018, 5:00 am
A 99-year-old man lived just two days at an Oregon nursing home before a fall that precipitated his death. Now his estate is seeking $2.3 million in a negligence lawsuit.
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Posted: January 16, 2018, 5:00 am
A federal judge in Florida has tossed a $347 million False Claims Act verdict against a nursing home operator, saying there wasn't evidence the government would have withheld payment if aware of the billing violations later brought by a whistleblower.
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Posted: January 16, 2018, 5:00 am
Middle daughters around the world still relate to the fictional Jan Brady's exasperation with her TV big sister — "Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!" So too should long-term care operators. But instead of being jealous of an older sibling, this field's indignation might be better directed at nearby hospitals.
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Posted: January 15, 2018, 5:00 am
The design of the BPCI-Advanced program appears, at first glance, to offer little opportunity for SNFs looking to redesign their business models and take episodic healthcare risk alongside hospitals and payers. It effectively sunsets the original BPCI option that kicked off the risk-based episode at post-acute admission (called "Model 3"), leaving all bundled post-acute services to start with either an inpatient or outpatient service.
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Posted: January 12, 2018, 5:00 pm
A Texas mayor and three others were indicted Wednesday for their alleged roles in a $150 million healthcare fraud and money laundering scheme, prosecutors said.
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Posted: January 12, 2018, 11:30 am
Look into the crystal balls out there to speculate about the rest of 2018. But remember, too, that examining the past is also a very good way to know the road ahead.
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Posted: January 12, 2018, 11:30 am
A trip to the emergency room can signal the onset of serious health challenges in the elderly, even when the patient is not admitted.
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Posted: January 12, 2018, 11:30 am
If there's one thing I've learned, it's that everything happens for a reason. In my case, life's challenges are apparently meted out by the gods for the sole purpose of entertaining you, the long-term care professional, at the expense of my personal dignity.
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Posted: January 11, 2018, 7:14 pm
Six minutes into your morning routine, you might still be wiping the sleep from your eyes. But a union representing Ontario's 9,000 long-term care workers says that's the average number of minutes they have to prep residents for each day.
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Posted: January 11, 2018, 5:00 am
A new voluntary bundled payment model announced this week doesn't focus on cost-saving innovations in the long-term care setting and limits benefits for those providers, observers said Wednesday.
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Posted: January 11, 2018, 5:00 am
A technology company that helps healthcare providers complete medical records requests is suing the Department of Health and Human Services over "irrational, arbitrary" HIPAA limits that cap how much providers can charge for those documents.
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Posted: January 11, 2018, 5:00 am
Over the years, I've heard what seems like every possible explanation for cancer. Sometimes it's cancer patients blaming themselves through questionable science — "I was too stressed" or "I should have eaten less sugar" — and other times it's more legitimate — "She was a lifelong smoker" or "She had the BRCA1 gene."
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Posted: January 10, 2018, 5:00 am
Every year, CES — that's the Consumer Electronics Show — unveils the world's latest and greatest in technology.
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Posted: January 10, 2018, 5:00 am
Last weekend's Camp David retreat has Republicans rethinking their earlier ambitions to reform safety-net programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, fearing a lack of support heading into midterm election season.
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Posted: January 10, 2018, 5:00 am
Nurses at a Syracuse long-term care facility saved a resident's life using cardiopulmonary resuscitation, even though the woman had a valid do-not-resuscitate order and was wearing a special bracelet to identify DNR patients.
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Posted: January 10, 2018, 5:00 am