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Friday (January 18) is the final day for free entries for the McKnight's Women of Distinction honors program. The post Women of Distinction: Entries become more dear Saturday appeared first on McKnight's Long Term Care News.

As the partial government shutdown breaks records and stretches toward a month running, skilled nursing industry advocates are hopeful that resolution is on the horizon. The post SNF advocates see growing threat if shutdown doesn’t end soon appeared

Providers groups are pushing back against the federal government, as the initial deadline looms for deciding whether to take part in Medicare’s most popular accountable care organization. The post Providers struggling with new ACO decisions, deadline

Provider advocates came out swinging Thursday over a McKnight’s story relaying a former government official’s claims that nursing homes share the blame in Medicare’s alleged “drifting toward disaster.” The post Nursing home stakeholders fire back at

Senators propose bill to ‘protect Medicaid’ from illegal immigrants … Third party to manage nursing facility where comatose patient was raped; state wants patients tested for STDs … State eyes public LTC insurance benefit … Medicare Advantage plan gr

A former secretary of Health and Human Services and Utah governor believes Medicare is “drifting toward disaster,” requiring immediate attention from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. The post Former HHS chief: Nursing homes playing a part in Med

A Pennsylvania county coroner is pushing for law changes that would require eldercare providers to publicly report all resident deaths. His proposal comes in response to news reports of poor patient care. The post In wake of media report, coroner say

An Ontario nursing home must rehire a registered nurse who was caught stealing opioids on the job, and compensate her for her losses. The post Nurse who stole opioids from long-term care facility must be rehired and compensated, arbitrator rules appe

Apple in talks with private Medicare plans about bringing smartwatches to at-risk seniors … 60% of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries say plans aren’t motivating them to improve their personal health: Survey … Intensive statin doses offer no extra bene

A Michigan-based continuing care retirement community is livening up the inside of its space with the help of a local design firm. The post Lake effect: Michigan CCRC’s updated look honors state’s natural beauty appeared first on McKnight's Long

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