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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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Ebola Reference and Support Center

HealthStream's Ebola Reference and Support Center is designed to provide up-to-date resources for healthcare providers in light of the current Ebola virus disease outbreak.

MedPAC Considers Allowing Hospitals to Recommend Post-Acute Care Providers

At a recent meeting, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) discussed proposals to allow hospitals to recommend post-acute care providers to Medicare beneficiaries on discharge. Current law does not permit this kind of recommendation. The commission did not reach a conclusion on any changes in current policy. However, this discussion shows why it is important for nursing homes and other post-acute care providers to focus on quality measure performance and the development of relationships with hospitals and physician organizations.

4 Tips for Contracting With 3rd-Party Payers

Providers are moving towards initiating their own contracts, and must be prepared to negotiate with third-party payers and organizations similar to ACOs.

5 Questions You Should Ask About Your Healthcare Workforce

Developing a workforce involves strategic planning and dedicated resources to create desired business and clinical outcomes. Given the issues faced by healthcare organizations today, a wide range of solutions is necessary to address their vast workforce development needs.

How QAPI is changing the meaning of ‘Quality’ in Long-Term Care

The Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) model is making its way into long-term care. QAPI demands an approach that is different than most communities have been accustomed to.