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CDC Releases Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes, a new set of materials designed to help nursing homes improve antibiotic prescribing practices and reduce their inappropriate use to protect residents from the consequences of antibiotic-resistant infections, such as C. difficile.

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The Challenges of Housing Severely Obese Elders

Providers of long-term services and supports are “calamitously underprepared” for the coming onslaught of severely obese elders, writes Dr. Linda Hermer in the September-October edition of AgingToday.

Coding Section GG: Functional Abilities and Goals

Medicare Part A stays that begin October 1, 2016 and beyond will require a new MDS section on the PPS 5 day assessment and the Part A PPS Discharge Assessment.

CMS Issues Memo with Social Media Guidelines

New rules regarding social media policy in nursing homes released by CMS

CMS Eliminates Certain Opportunity to Correct Options for Nursing Homes

This letter includes advanced guidance regarding revisions in State Operations Manual (SOM) Chapter 7-[Enforcement], Sections §7304 - 7304.3;  7306.1; 7308.3; 7400.5.1; 7400.6.2; 7313.2, pertaining to the Immediate Imposition of Federal Remedies (previously referred to as Opportunity to Correct or No Opportunity to Correct).

Large Scale Renovations

Planning for a large renovation project can be a daunting task. This Direct Supply webinar recording highlights the importance of renovation planning and detail the elements of a successful upgrade.