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Navigating the nuances of nursing home resident sexual encounters has to be an extremely difficult proposition for administrators, and things just got a little thornier after a recent court ruling. The case in question relates to the Neighbors Rehabi

A new federal rule, long in the works, would make it more difficult for hospitals to block requests for patient information, including from skilled nursing providers. The post Feds to make it harder for hospitals to reject SNFs’ info requests appeare

The majority of nurses see the delivery of end-of-life care in their institution in an unfavorable light, a new survey finds. Nearly 13,000 bedside nurses across almost 500 hospitals were asked about end-of-life care by University of Pennsylvania nur

A county-owned Illinois nursing home, which had reached a tipping point in its financial struggles, is taking a series of actions to try and bring itself back into the black. The post Nursing home at ‘tipping point’ expands its repertoire to stem fin

Senate passes landmark legislation to address Alzheimer’s disease … Flu season off to a slow start, but CDC seeing a steady rise in cases … Consumer advocates claim Arkansas nursing homes got an unfair first crack at crafting new industry rules The p

An Atlanta-based hospice provider will pay almost $6 million to settle allegations of providing care to patients who weren’t dying. The post Hospice provider must pay $6M to settle False Claims Act allegations appeared first on McKnight's Long T

An unprecedented wave of nursing home closures is hitting South Dakota, fueled by what advocates say is “chronic underfunding” of Medicaid. The post ‘Chronic underfunding of long-term care is coming home to roost’ in South Dakota appeared first on Mc

New Mexico’s Medicaid costs will hit $1 billion in 2019, with the state on the hook for paying an additional $63 million, according to local reports. The post New Mexico to pay $63 million more for Medicaid beneficiaries, even while enrollment drops

New York jury awards woman $1.2M over neglectful wound care … 5 lessons learned from the deadly viral outbreak at a NJ nursing home … Minnesota considering two innovative ways to fix long-term care funding The post Also in the News for Monday, Dec. 1

With just a week to go before a potential government shutdown, providers will be watching intently to see if a political stalemate will break to keep all federal services flowing uninterrupted. The post Providers wait, watch as potential government s

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