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The National Quality Forum has come out in strong support of a proposed standardized quality measures, such as skin integrity, across different types of post-acute care settings. Uniform assessments are seen as a necessary step to site-neutral payments.

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The number of people infected in an infamous North Dakota Hepatitis C outbreak has risen, state health officials say.

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The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services has revised guidance on authorization of hospice drugs for those under Medicare Advantage and Part D plans, according to a new memo.

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Joint Commission releases free nursing home resource on preventing infection … ACA in the balance again as two courts issue contrary rulings on subsidies … Obama’s executive order on LGBT workplace rights extends to some nursing homes

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Strong leaders must be vigilant or they could stifle a company’s innovation and growth, a CEO panel said Monday at the 2014 LINK LTC and Senior Living Conference in Chicago.

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An Ohio county is evaluating whether 20 beds at its nursing home could be dedicated for heroin addicts during their withdrawal, according to local reports.

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An hour-long educational coaching session and up to three follow-up phone calls reduced readmissions by 39% among Medicare patients, a new study finds.

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A nursing home resident in Ohio suffered fatal burns from a radiator, leading to arbitration that ended last week with a $1.2 million award.

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An arthritis drug stopped the deterioration of cognitive functions and activities of daily living capabilities in Alzheimer’s patients in a small trial, researchers from the University of Southampton in England recently announced.

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Certain long-term care providers would get a temporary break on Affordable Care Act requirements regarding employee insurance plans under a bill introduced in the House of Representatives.

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Kindred reportedly has a rival for Gentiva … Major insurer exits Medicaid managed care in New York … Seniors take advantage of 3-midnight waivers

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Despite “imminent retirement” of baby boomers, more registered nurses are working longer after age 50, researchers find.

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Nursing homes and other non-hospital providers largely have been overlooked in efforts to improve patient safety, and this needs to change, an expert told a Senate panel Thursday. Today, “little is known” about the “distinct safety issues” in nursing homes and other non-hospital settings, said Tejal Gandhi, M.D., MPH, president of the National Patient Safety Foundation and a professor at Harvard Medical School.

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Life Care Centers of America is shedding its related home health business in a $10 million sale to LHC Group Inc., the company announced.

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Single injection reverses diabetes causes, symptoms in mice … Nursing home wing to become heroin detox unit? … “Multitude of barriers” to better end-of-life care in nursing homes

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