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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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Sex, Dementia & Aging Services

Even if the title of this article makes you squirm, a recent collection of news pieces provides a reminder that it’s time to stop avoiding the topic.

Eden Alternative Awarded CMS Grant to Reduce Use of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes

The Eden Alternative, Inc. has been awarded a $293,129 grant by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for their project, Creating a Culture of Person-Directed Dementia Care.

CMS Announces the Payroll-Based Journal Staffing Data Collection System for Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted information and a Survey and Certification Letter addressing the timing of submissions, sample data entry screens, and its expectations for how nursing homes will electronically submit their staffing data.

Coding Tips for Section H0100 Bowel and Bladder Appliances

Section H0100 records appliances used for elimination in a 7-day lookback period. The reason CMS collects this information is to ensure we are compliant in meeting resident needs in matters pertaining to these appliances. It is important to know what appliances are in use and the history and rationale for such use.

Foreclosures and the Elderly: What if LeadingAge Members Could Help?

A growing number of people in the finance, housing and aging fields – including Robyn Stone – are beginning to think that providers of long-term services and supports might be able to salvage something good from the foreclosure crisis through a little creative thinking and a lot of collaboration.