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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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Overtime Pay for White Collar Employees: Proposed Rule Released

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a proposed rule that would increase the salary threshold for claiming exemption from overtime requirements for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales and computer employees (“white-collar” employees) from the current level of $455 per week ($23,660 annually) to $970 per week ($50,440 annually).

Grants: Apply Now for the LeadingAge Innovations Fund

Applications are once again being accepted for the LeadingAge Innovations Fund, a grant program we designed to help our members cultivate new ideas and develop programs that have the potential for a demonstrable impact in aging services. This round, we are looking for projects that support innovative wellness programming in affordable senior housing settings or innovative dementia care programming. Application deadline is July 31.

ALJ Appeal Status Now Available Online

The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, which is responsible for Level 3 or Administrative Law Judge appeals, has a new system that providers can access to verify appeals status.

Bluespire Recognizes Older Americans Month

Senior living communities must demonstrate how volunteer opportunities can help residents maintain connections with their community, city, and country. In particular, marketers should use resident testimonies, a captivating brochure design, and social media to highlight the benefits of senior volunteering.

Payment Reform Continues to Shape Health Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its timeline for how traditional Medicare services will be paid in the coming years. It is important to understand how these new payment standards will affect hospital referrals, SNF negotiation rates, and waivers for restrictions in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.