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Most popular articles from McKnight's Long Term Care News

The owner of a shuttered nursing home in Missouri admitted in court on Wednesday that he took $667,000 in Medicaid funds meant for the facility and spent it on strippers, pet care, gambling and a country club membership.
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Posted: April 21, 2017, 4:00 am
Delaying bundled payment models could make programs a 'moving target,' AHA says ... Death of SNF resident hit by chair ruled a homicide ... Healthcare execs largely pessimistic about Trump administration's impact on patient care
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Posted: April 21, 2017, 4:00 am
Spending on beneficiaries who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare could drop by $44 billion over the next ten years if the Medicaid program moves to a limiting per-capita system, according to new research.
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Posted: April 21, 2017, 4:00 am
Seniors who engage in strength training may be able to gain muscle and become less susceptible to falls, according to one expert.
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Posted: April 20, 2017, 4:00 am
The saga of nurse Carolyn Strom has been one of our most popular over the last six months. She is, of course, the Canadian who vented about her grandparents' healthcare on Facebook has been fined for it.
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Posted: April 20, 2017, 4:00 am
Healthcare support workers are more likely to smoke or have poor dietary habits compared to workers in other occupations, according to a recently published study.
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Posted: April 20, 2017, 4:00 am
Drops in skilled nursing admissions contributed to a 9% cut in post-acute spending for accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, recent research found.
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Posted: April 20, 2017, 4:00 am
As 2017 continues, and the dynamics change, it's critical that lenders, owners and operators be patient and take a holistic view of the market — particularly the demographics and particulars of their sub-markets.
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Posted: April 19, 2017, 4:00 pm
Residents and staff at a Nebraska nursing home got a surprise wake-up call Monday morning when a deer burst through a window and ran through the facility.
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Posted: April 19, 2017, 4:00 am
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services needs to step up its involvement in states' Medicaid integrity programs in order to strengthen oversight and identify overpayments, according to a new federal watchdog report.
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Posted: April 19, 2017, 4:00 am
A North Carolina-based hospice provider and its affiliates will pay $12.2 million to resolve claims that it paid kickbacks to long-term care facilities and other providers in exchange for patient referrals, authorities announced Tuesday.
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Posted: April 19, 2017, 4:00 am
So, I have this song from Disney's animated film "Frozen" stuck in my head. The part of the song that goes, "Let it go, let it go ..." See, that's how I feel about urine cultures.
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Posted: April 18, 2017, 9:19 pm
A training program that teaches nursing home staff better understand cognitively impaired residents' behavior may help reduce the use of antipsychotic medications within facilities, according to a new study.
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Posted: April 18, 2017, 4:00 am
People not following their doctors' medication orders contributes to an estimated 125,000 deaths and 10% of hospitalizations per year, along with somewhere between $100 billion and $289 billion in healthcare costs. A lot are like like certain geniuses on my Facebook page.
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Posted: April 18, 2017, 4:00 am
Nursing home residents forced to evacuate due to man-made or natural disasters may face an increased risk of mortality for months following the evacuation, a recently published review shows.
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Posted: April 18, 2017, 4:00 am
Quality equipment, good design and regular maintenance and inspections are key to maintaining optimal generator performance.
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Posted: April 17, 2017, 9:03 pm
Most people would acknowledge the President of the United States as the most powerful person in the world. If those same people were asked to identify who is currently the most powerful person in the healthcare industry, most outside the healthcare industry would not have a ready answer.
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Posted: April 17, 2017, 4:00 pm
You could almost hear the collective sigh of relief when NIC released its first-quarter tally on skilled nursing occupancy levels. To be sure, the 87.2% rate is not exactly a cause for celebration. Then again, maybe it is.
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Posted: April 17, 2017, 4:00 am
The most common reason healthcare providers say they choose telehealth or remote patient monitoring is a belief that the technology has the potential to improve care quality, a new federal report shows.
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Posted: April 17, 2017, 4:00 am
State Iowa officials are not at fault for releasing a sex offender who moved to a nursing home and later sexually assaulted a resident, the state's Supreme Court has ruled.
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Posted: April 17, 2017, 4:00 am