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LeadingAge's healthcare team tracks regulations and legislation relating to nursing homes.

Medications: AGS Releases 2012 Beers Criteria

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) released the updated version of the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medications in the Elderly. 

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FDA Issues Guidance to Reduce Risks of Accidental Misconnections Between Tubing Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced publication and availability of guidance intended to reduce the risks associated with accidental connections between enteral and non-enteral devices.

Why Expanded Education Is Needed To Reduce Antipsychotic Drug Use

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report recommending that efforts currently being implemented in nursing homes to reduce use of antipsychotic medications in residents with dementia be expanded to other settings to help lower use of antipsychotics among older adults with dementia living both inside and outside of nursing homes.

Quality Care Area Assessments Lead to Better Outcomes Through Care Planning

Using the results of the Quality Care Area Assessment can help the interdisciplinary team (IDT) and the resident and/or resident’s representative to identify areas of concern. Judy Wilhide Brandt, our MDS expert, explains.

Protecting the Integrity of Medicare Act Passed by House Committee

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means passed the Protecting the Integrity of Medicare Act (PIMA) of 2015 (H.R. 1021). The bill includes changes in the requirements for surety bonds for home health agencies.

State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Final Rule Issues by Administration on Aging

The Administration on Aging (AoA) recently published a final rule intended to create more national consistency for the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.