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Less than five months before the final phase of the Rules of Participation were set to go into effect, CMS has proposed yet another rule that significantly changes some components and delays others for at least a year. Provider organizations said the

Tucked into the 110-page proposed rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week are updates governing the use of as-needed prescriptions for antipsychotics, a tool the agency had limited severely under Phase 2 regulations.

Reversing course on years of anti-vaccine rhetoric, President Donald Trump is preparing an executive order that seeks to compel the Department of Health and Human Services to modernize the flu vaccine and encourage mass inoculations. That’s according

FDA approves new treatment for complicated UTIs … Home health provider docked $231K for unpaid overtime … Keep moving: therapeutic exercise does not harm knees in those with osteoarthritis The post Also in the News for Thursday, July 18 appeared firs

To help prevent dementia, one group of researchers recommends that older adults learn like a child; acquiring many new skills at one time. The post Memory trick for old age: keep learning like a child appeared first on McKnight's Long Term Care

Contrary to common belief, exercise does not harm knee cartilage in people with osteoarthritis. In fact, it may help maintain knee function, a new study has shown. The post Exercise is not harmful for osteoarthritic knees, study reveals appeared firs

Many residents with dementia also exhibit apathy. When overlooked in care settings, the consequences can be grave. The post Nearly half of dementia patients exhibit apathy; researchers argue for better care appeared first on McKnight's Long Term

No fracture risk found for new diabetes drug … Both blood pressure components predict stroke, heart attack … First U.S. state sepsis regulation tied to lower death rates The post Clinical Briefs for Thursday, July 18 appeared first on McKnight's

WellSky opened its new world headquarters in Overland Park, KS, last week The post WellSky opens new world headquarters appeared first on McKnight's Long Term Care News.

Employees using OnShift Wallet have transferred more than $7 million via OnShift Wallet, the company announced. The post OnShift Wallet celebrates success appeared first on McKnight's Long Term Care News.

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