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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

LifeSpan Annual Business Meeting  

LifeSpan: A State of the Association Argentum: A National Update OHCQ: Maryland Update

Florida Assisted Living Association - Holiday Party  

Join FALA and its various chapters, from Pensacola to Miami, for a night of dancing, music, food and great networking with other professionals.

FALA - Orange/Seminole/Osceola Counties Chapter Holiday Social  

Please join the Orange/Seminole/Osceola Chapter for a Holiday Social and hear about the latest at Island Lake Center.

Industry News

1/3 SNFs in bundled payment tests won't qualify  

Will be shut out from a waiver of the three-day stay rule due to their star rating

Improper payment rate for SNFs jumps to 11%  

Increased to 11.04% in 2015 largely due to insufficient documentation

Due diligence is essential in PHI subpoenas  

Understand your obligations and liabilities under the law and exercise due diligence when answering such legal requests

Medicare Premiums Spike for Some in 2016  

Congress softens the blow, but millions of beneficiaries still face paying more for Part B coverage next year

Older diabetics may get exercise from video games  

Older people with type 2 diabetes may be able to meet activity guidelines by playing games on the Wii Fit Plus system

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

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