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.
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