Coding Weight Loss in Section K0300 of the MDS.
On March 3, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released Adverse Events in Skilled Nursing Facilities, a study evaluating adverse events in skilled nursing facilities.
The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) recently issued a new safety guide for patient lifts. The guide provides and illustrates general safety information for
caregivers regarding the use of lifts, including in the home setting.
The comment period for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services (CMS) proposed rule that
would establish national emergency preparedness requirements
for providers and suppliers participating in Medicare and Medicaidhas been extended to March 31, 2014.
Kathryn Roberts, LeadingAge chair-elect, reflects on a recent meeting of our Long-Term Services and Supports Financing Task Force and the importance of LeadingAge continuing our work on this issue.
Hosting a visit offers a chance for your member of Congress to meet with elder constituents and to learn more about your organization’s work for older adults. These meetings also provide an opportunity for you to become a valuable resource for your legislator in the future. Use LeadingAge's Congress to Home guide to help plan your visit.