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Most popular articles from McKnight's Long Term Care News

Most popular articles from McKnight's Long Term Care News

Participating in a bundled payment program helped improve care quality and lower costs for the majority of providers across the continuum, according to the results of a new small-scale survey.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 4:00 am
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is planning on revamping its seven-year-old Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Administrator Seema Verma said on Wednesday.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 4:00 am
One should never forget that some of the most brutal fights occur between brothers or sisters.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 4:00 am
The death toll from the Florida skilled nursing facility that lost its air conditioning following Hurricane Irma rose to nine residents on Tuesday, as the provider geared up for a legal battle with state officials over its loss of Medicaid funding.
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Posted: September 21, 2017, 4:00 am
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 4:00 am
Improperly using lift gets SNF employee two years probation after resident's death ... Post-Irma: New lawsuits filed against Florida power company and SNF where 8 died ... SNF to close after state finds it failed to protect resident from sexual abuse
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 4:00 am
Republican lawmakers' last shot at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act ahead of a Sept. 30 deadline is not earning any fans in the long-term care sector, the nation's largest provider groups confirmed on Tuesday.
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 4:00 am
A unified post-acute payment system proposed by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is "unworkable as a foundation" the American Hospital Association maintains.
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Posted: September 20, 2017, 4:00 am
An Ohio nursing home where a resident died after being given 20 times her prescribed dose of oxycodone has offered her family a $375,000 settlement, according to local reports.
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Posted: September 19, 2017, 4:00 am
The Florida nursing home where eight people died last week following Hurricane Irma called a private phone line for Gov. Rick Scott (R) three times requesting assistance, The Washington Post reported on Friday.
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Posted: September 19, 2017, 4:00 am
The new Resident Classification System, which may be implemented Oct 1, 2018, is changing the game. I say "may be implemented" because there's reason to believe that it may be delayed a year.
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Posted: September 18, 2017, 4:00 pm
Port Arthur SNF admin tried to stop police evacuation after Harvey, authorities say ... Nearly 11% of seniors overtreated for diabetes, study finds ... GAO calls for more oversight into Managed LTSS programs
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Posted: September 18, 2017, 4:00 am
The Florida nursing home where eight residents died in the wake of Hurricane Irma has now been cut from the Medicaid program, as questions continue to swirl about the incident's effect on emergency preparedness and the skilled nursing sector overall.
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Posted: September 18, 2017, 4:00 am
American Senior Communities filed a lawsuit on Friday against several of its former executives and vendors, alleging they "systematically looted" the long-term care provider over the course of seven years.
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Posted: September 18, 2017, 4:00 am
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) urged the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday to divulge information on nursing home abuse, following a scathing federal report that found more than a quarter of potential abuse incidents go unreported.
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Posted: September 18, 2017, 4:00 am
There is no way to sugarcoat what happened last week in Hollywood Hills, FL. Eight skilled care residents died in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Our condolences go out to the victims and their families. But there is another troubling aspect to this that deserves attention. Namely, it's becoming clear that nursing home bashing is in vogue again.
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Posted: September 17, 2017, 9:20 pm
As healthcare entities throughout Texas and Florida work tirelessly to put back the pieces following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, reflection is likely top of mind.
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Posted: September 15, 2017, 4:00 pm
A nursing assistant at an Oklahoma nursing home has been arrested after confessing to stuffing care wipes inside a resident out of frustration, according to local reports.
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Posted: September 15, 2017, 4:00 am
The deaths of eight nursing home residents after Hurricane Irma knocked out air conditioning at their facility are "an isolated incident" that shouldn't be seen as characteristic of the state's long-term care sector, representatives of a provider group emphasized Thursday.
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Posted: September 15, 2017, 4:00 am
Skilled nursing facility occupancy dropped to 81.7% — its lowest point in five years — in the second quarter of 2017, according to a report released Thursday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
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Posted: September 15, 2017, 4:00 am