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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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MACPAC Releases Breakdown of State Medicaid Nursing Facility Payment Policies

On October 29th, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) released data on Medicaid nursing facility payment policies in each of the 50 states and Washington, DC. Since state Medicaid payment policies vary greatly across states, this tool may be helpful to members as they advocate to their state officials on Medicaid skilled nursing facility payment policy.

Ebola Reference and Support Center

HealthStream's Ebola Reference and Support Center is designed to provide up-to-date resources for healthcare providers in light of the current Ebola virus disease outbreak.

MedPAC Considers Allowing Hospitals to Recommend Post-Acute Care Providers

At a recent meeting, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) discussed proposals to allow hospitals to recommend post-acute care providers to Medicare beneficiaries on discharge. Current law does not permit this kind of recommendation. The commission did not reach a conclusion on any changes in current policy. However, this discussion shows why it is important for nursing homes and other post-acute care providers to focus on quality measure performance and the development of relationships with hospitals and physician organizations.

4 Tips for Contracting With 3rd-Party Payers

Providers are moving towards initiating their own contracts, and must be prepared to negotiate with third-party payers and organizations similar to ACOs.

5 Questions You Should Ask About Your Healthcare Workforce

Developing a workforce involves strategic planning and dedicated resources to create desired business and clinical outcomes. Given the issues faced by healthcare organizations today, a wide range of solutions is necessary to address their vast workforce development needs.