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