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LeadingAge's healthcare team tracks regulations and legislation relating to nursing homes.

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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National Background Check Program for Long-Term Care Employees: Interim Report

New OIG Report Finds Varying Degrees of Success for States Participating in the National Background Check Grant Program for Long Term Care Employees.

NQF Continues Research On HCBS Quality Measures

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is seeking comments on how the federal government should measure quality in home and community-based services. 

Seniors Decide 2016: What Do Presidential Candidates Say on Issues that Matter to Seniors?

On February 17, LeadingAge and the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations are sponsoringSeniors Decide 2016, the only forum where all of the presidential candidates have been invited to talk about issues that are important to older adults.  The forum will be held in Arlington, Virginia, and streamed live throughout the country. 

Infection Control Pilot Project

 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Announce 3-year Infection Control Pilot Survey Project for Nursing Homes.