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Nursing home lobbying groups scored a victory last week with the introduction of a bipartisan bill to kill “rigid provisions” they say are handcuffing the industry’s ability to improve staffing. The post Push to end lockouts of certified aide trainin

Nursing homes are going to need a crash course in the disposal of hazardous materials following a recent law change. The post Big changes coming for nursing homes with new hazardous waste rule, experts say appeared first on McKnight's Long Term

The Ohio attorney general has indicted seven former Columbus nursing facility workers on dozens of charges following a patient’s 2017 death from bedsores. The post Nursing home employees indicted for involuntary manslaughter after patient’s death fro

This year’s flu vaccine is performing well, but deaths are still high … Expert: Seniors’ health costs may be moderating, but need for LTC still growing … Providers rally against $225M slash to state’s Medicaid budget The post Also in the News for Tue

Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will be the keynote speaker Thursday morning at the annual spring conference of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). The event will start Wednesday afternoon with educational sessi

After receiving a barrage of feedback, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is updating its new website for the Patient-Driven Payment Model, and touting a quick release for a much-anticipated regulatory/training manual The post CMS chang

Add another big-name player to the list of experts believing that the skilled nursing real estate market is heating up. The post CareTrust sees SNF market heating up, plans $300M in new deals appeared first on McKnight's Long Term Care News.

Lawmakers hoping to dive into the idea of “Medicare for all” dipped their toes in uncertain waters by unveiling slightly less ambitious new legislation Wednesday. The post Medicare for more: Senators pushing to expand coverage to 50-year-olds appeare

Feds launch new payment model to improve Medicare ambulance services … Granny cam legislation approved by Minnesota Senate panel … CMS releases new insights into upcoming PDPM adoption The post Also in the News for Friday, Feb. 15 appeared first on M

While some landlords have significantly scaled back or squashed their involvement in skilled care, Welltower said Tuesday it’s taking a different approach. The post Welltower says it’s ‘gaining confidence’ in post-acute space appeared first on McKnig

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