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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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New Year, New Focus: Top 10 Reimbursement Items Your SNF Should Consider in 2015

Does your skilled nursing facility (SNF) have its sights set on timely and accurate reimbursement?  Use this information to develop goals throughout the next year and be sure to join BKD for a complimentary webinar focused on these key areas affecting the SNF revenue cycle.

Skilled Nursing Facility: MedPAC Releases New Report on Medicare Payment Reform

Last week, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and the Urban Institute jointly released a report titled, ”The Need to Reform Medicare’s Payment to Skilled Nursing Facilities is as Strong as Ever.” With well-documented shortcomings in the current design of the skilled nursing facility payment system, this report studied the relationship between SNF payments and costs over time to assess whether changes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have made over time have improved accuracy to the payment system.

MedPAC Votes on Site Neutral Recommendation at January Meeting

During its January meeting, members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) voted on a recommendation for site neutral payments between inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF) and skilled nursing facilities (SNF), and a recommendation on hospice payments.

Workplace Wellness Trends Take Center Stage

A big part of workplace benefits is the continued evolution of employer wellness programs. A white paper offered by Advanced Voluntary Concepts describes five wellness trends.

How to Get Media Coverage for your Organization

Why do some communities get included in these stories and others don’t? Editors and reporters who work on these types of stories generally don’t know about your community. However, a dedicated public relations/communications plan certainly helps.