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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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Legislation Would Improve Access For Veterans to Adult Day Services and Nursing Homes

The Veterans Access to Extended Care Act of 2015, legislation to move forward on the changes that were in the Veterans Administration Proposed rule on provider agreements, was introduced in both houses of Congress on March 16.

MedPAC Releases Medicare Payment Policy Report to Congress

Learn what the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) annual report to Congress on Medicare Payment Policy means for skilled nursing facility (SNF) providers.

CMS Invites LTPAC Providers To Complete Health IT Survey by April 3

Long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers are encouraged to participate in a voluntary online survey to help the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) understand the role technology is playing in the delivery of health care services in LTPAC settings. The survey targets skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities, home health agencies, long-term acute care hospitals, and in-patient rehabilitation facilities. The survey deadline has been extended through April 3.

Retail Health Services Grow as Health Care Continues to Transform

The expansion and transition of retail health has been described in a wide variety of terms ranging from “disruptive innovation” to “radical convenience.” The growth of retail health services is on a significant upward trend that is projected to continue for some time. As it grows, some interesting questions come to mind.

Why Bundled Payments Are the Key to Lower Health Care Costs

Bundled payment models may provide great opportunities because they are in the middle ground of reimbursement models between fee-for-service and capitation.