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