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Most popular articles from McKnight's Long Term Care News

Reimbursement cuts are less than three months away for nursing homes that fail to submit required quality data, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services emphasized to providers in a new memo.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:00 am
A group of Ohio long-term care companies and two executives will pay about $19.5 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that were first brought by former employee whistleblowers.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 4:00 am
The family of a terminally ill woman has filed a lawsuit against a medical center and physicians they said consciously ignored California's End of Life Option Act.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 4:00 am
Providers breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday morning following the death of the GOP healthcare bill, even as Republicans said they'd move forward with a straight repeal.
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Posted: July 18, 2017, 2:57 pm
What comes to mind when you think about critical thinking? For audience members at a session held yesterday at the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration's annual conference at Disney World, a few things were brought to mind right off the bat.
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Posted: July 18, 2017, 10:30 am
Providers must take a long look at their staff members' competencies and how they communicate with acute-care partners to survive amid a regulatory environment that's constantly ramping up pressure to improve quality, an expert said Monday.
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Posted: July 18, 2017, 4:00 am
Negligence led to the death of a nursing home resident in a whirlpool, the son of the resident has said in court documents.
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Posted: July 18, 2017, 4:00 am
The American College of Health Care Administrators has issued a firm policy statement that says that although nursing homes should be held accountable for certain misdeeds, individual nursing home administrators should not be held criminally, professional or personally liable for the actions of others.
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Posted: July 18, 2017, 4:00 am
What if we reimagined what it means to age and how we prepare for and respond to aging in our communities?
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Posted: July 17, 2017, 4:00 pm
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released two proposals last week that may change where beneficiaries receive joint replacements, and how accountable care organizations deal with the agency's three-day stay rule waiver.
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Posted: July 17, 2017, 4:00 am
Two owners of companies that provided psychological services to nursing homes across the Southeast were sentenced Thursday for their roles in a psychological testing scheme that bilked more than $25 million from Medicare.
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Posted: July 17, 2017, 4:00 am
Brookdale hit with class-action lawsuit claiming understaffing, ADA violations ... Medicare will be solvent until 2029, won't trigger IPAB cuts ... House committee approves bill to make special MA plans permanent for nursing home residents
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Posted: July 17, 2017, 4:00 am
Medicaid, the nation's public health insurance program for low-income people, currently pays for roughly 40% of our nation's long-term care expenses.
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Posted: July 14, 2017, 4:00 pm
A podiatrist who allegedly inflated Medicare claims services provided to nursing home residents was named Thursday as part of the largest federal healthcare fraud takedown in U.S. history, involving roughly $1.3 billion in false billings.
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Posted: July 14, 2017, 4:00 am
Wife survives husband's nursing home murder-suicide attempt, he dies ... Sabra shareholders urged to reject Care Capital Properties deal ...Providers are increasingly moving to insurance industry, but conflict exists between staff and residents
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Posted: July 14, 2017, 4:00 am
I didn't go to the gym this morning because I had to write this blog about the importance of exercise in the long-term care workplace. Ironic, isn't it? Also, sad!
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Posted: July 13, 2017, 5:23 pm
When you leave the world of long-term care, you realize how much you know without even knowing it.
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Posted: July 13, 2017, 10:30 am
The occupancy rate for nursing care properties fell to 86.5% in the second quarter of 2017, down .7% from the first quarter, the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care reported Wednesday.
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Posted: July 13, 2017, 4:00 am
Kindred Healthcare Inc. affiliate Gentiva allegedly billed Medicare for hospice services unnecessarily, according to a whistleblower lawsuit unsealed on Monday.
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Posted: July 13, 2017, 4:00 am
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is hoping to even out the way civil monetary penalties are imposed via recently published revisions to its CMP Analytic Tool.
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Posted: July 13, 2017, 4:00 am