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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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DEA Reschedules Hydrocodone from Schedule 3 to Schedule 2

Hydrocodone combination products have been rescheduled from schedule 3 to schedule 2 of the Controlled Substances Act effective Oct. 6, 2014, according to a final rule published on Aug. 22 by the the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). LeadingAge is continuing to work with other stakeholders to resolve the problems nursing care members are experiencing with timely resident access to pain medications. 

LGBT: New CMS Training Tool on Needs and Rights of Older Adults 

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has released Building Respect for LGBT Older Adults, a free online learning tool intended to educate providers about the needs and rights of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults.

Are Nursing Homes Reporting Allegations of Abuse and Neglect?

A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) takes a look at nursing home compliance with federal regulations regarding reporting of allegations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, injuries of unknown source, and misappropriation of resident property. 

What Are the Benefits of the LeadingAge-Recognized Insurance Program?

Aon Association Services, and their carrier partner Zurich, presented a webinar to discuss the program designed specifically for not-for-profit senior care providers. 

SNF Payment Rate Updated for FY 2015

Payment rates used under the skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2015 were updated on Aug. 5 in a final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).