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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

The federal government wants to know whether patient-privacy rules are keeping nursing homes and other providers from better coordination with each other. The post Feds seeking input on ways to relax HIPAA rules, ease communication with nursing homes

A smaller sized facility and no chain ownership were among the factors correlated to whether relatives were happy about their loved one’s stay, a University of Minnesota study finds. The post Smaller size, independent ownership associated with famili

Employees at one Buffalo nursing home will share a sizable bonus received as recognition for its high-quality care. The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Thursday that workers at its Schoellkopf Health Center stand to earn a share of an

North Dakota providers say governor is shortchanging LTC facilities … Family disputes nursing home’s claim that fall from wheelchair was suicide … Experts detail 4 steps to better manage behavioral health issues in long-term care ... 'Record

New data shows there was an unexpected increase in occupancy at skilled nursing facilities, following up the previous quarter’s record low. The post Latest NIC data shows ‘surprising’ increase in skilled nursing occupancy appeared first on McKnight

Providers are blasting a proposal from the federal government that would penalize legal immigrants for using Medicaid, arguing it could hurt the long-term care industry and its residents. The post Provider groups rail against Trump administration pit

A nursing home attempting to recoup on unpaid bills must start with a deceased resident’s estate, rather than his spouse, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The post Nursing home must start with deceased’s estate in collections, state court rule

Twelve attorneys general voice opposition to teen health-worker rule … Managed care program forces senior out of federally subsidized housing for smoking medical marijuana … AHCA supports act that would take public health approach to addressing Alzhe

BrightSpring Health Services and PharMerica Corporation have announced they are combining forces. The post BrightSpring, PharMerica to merge appeared first on McKnight's Long Term Care News.

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