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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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Are Nursing Homes Reporting Allegations of Abuse and Neglect?

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 resident property. 

What Are the Benefits of the LeadingAge-Recognized Insurance Program?

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

SNF Payment Rate Updated for FY 2015

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). 

U.S. Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Improving Audits to Strengthen the Medicare Program

On July 9, 2014, Steve Stang of CliftonLarsonAllen spoke at a U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging roundtable discussion on how to strengthen the Medicare program by improving audits and reducing improper payment rates. 

Hospital Observation Stays: U.S. Senate Aging Committee Holds Hearing

On July 30, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held “Admitted or Not? The Impact of Medicare Observation Status on Seniors,” a hearing to examine the rising use of observation stays for Medicare patients. Our Heather Boyd reports...