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Latest ACO dropout blames issues with payment system  

McKnights - Tim Mullaney A California healthcare system is the latest dropout from the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program, citing that payments are not adjusted by region.

Guess who's asking whether to discontinue skilled care?  

McKnights - John O'Connor Thanks to changing policies and marketplace realities, standalone skilled care appears headed for the proverbial ash heap of history.

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Calendar of Events

PALA Fall Conference  

Wednesday, October 14th and Thursday, October 15th

West Virginia - Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals  

Leading Change

LifeSpan HFAM Annual Conference  

Shaping Healthcare Today for Tomorrow

PHCA/Calm Convention & Trade Show  

November 10-12, 2015 at Valley Forge Casino Resort

Industry News

Evaluating AL versus personal care homes in PA  

For many years in Pennsylvania there really was no difference between assisted living and Personal Care

Florida's ALF standards a win for nurses  

New state standards for nurses in assisted living facilities may boost recruiting and allow freedom in performing medical functions for residents

MDS 3.0 accuracy needs attention, expert says  

Surveyors scrutinizing database accuracy is “very new and very problematic”

Windows 10 will be available July 29  

The initial Windows 10 release will be for PC and tablets

Experts say reform needed to alleviate LTC strain  

But individual states are becoming laboratories to test reform measures

Less than 1/2 of Nursing Time Spent on Resident Ca  

long-term care can become more efficient by delegating certain activities to non-regulated workers

ADL coding: The importance of being accurate  

Section G is one of the most inaccurately coded sections of the MDS 3.0.

Ill patients families barrier to care panning  

Ill patients' families barrier to talking about care plan, doctors say

A SNF-hospital marriage that appears likely to las  

Partnerships linking skilled care operators and hospitals have been touted as all but inevitable.

'Malnourished minds'  

Why it matters that 4.4 billion people don't have internet

Occupancy passes 90%  

Seniors housing stock enjoyed occupancy rates above 90% in the third quarter

You call this a plan to reduce nursing homes?  

It appears that a federal effort to downsize nursing homes might end up doing just the opposite.

Bulk of Medicaid to be managed care in two years:  

More than three-quarters of Medicaid beneficiaries will be enrolled in a managed care plan as of 2016

Without a UPI, healthcare awash in SSNs  

Our EMR is designed so you can't get past the system unless you have their Social Security number in that field

HHS launches $840M in new IT incentives  

Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative aims to drive better quality, more coordination

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