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CDC Releases Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes, a new set of materials designed to help nursing homes improve antibiotic prescribing practices and reduce their inappropriate use to protect residents from the consequences of antibiotic-resistant infections, such as C. difficile.

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SNF Medicare Rate Calculation Tools Update

We have updated the Medicare Part-B rate calculation tool for final rates reflecting provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act signed into law in December 2013. The law allowed for a 0.5% average increase in Medicare payment rates and extended the 2% sequestration cut for all health care providers for another 2 years. Access to this tool requires login via My.LeadingAge.

Targeting Millennials: Creating A Millennial-Friendly Workplace (Part 1)

Millennials, defined by most researchers as anyone born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s, are the fastest growing segment of today’s job market. In fact, by the year 2020, it has been estimated that they will make up half of the workforce.

Is There an Employee Engagement Honeymoon Period?

Employees within their first year of employment are significantly more engaged than employees who have been with their employers longer than one year. A little over one half all of first year employees fall in a category we call ...

Section GG: Latest News

Section GG is now required on the PPS 5 day MDS and on qualifying Part A PPS Discharge Assessments.  As with all new things, questions remain. Following is a list of the most frequent recently raised member questions members.