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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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CMS Issues New Instructions for Filing DAB Appeals

Effective Oct. 1, 2014, providers that disagree with enforcement actions imposed on their facility and wanting to appeal via a hearing with and Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) must now file their hearing request electronically using the Departmental Appeals Board (DAB) E-Filing System (DAB E-File).

Legislation Introduced to 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. On April 23, Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI), chair of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health, and Ranking Member Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA) held a hearing to discuss the legislation.

Eden Alternative Awarded CMS Grant to Reduce Use of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes

The Eden Alternative, Inc. has been awarded a $293,129 grant by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for their project, Creating a Culture of Person-Directed Dementia Care.

CMS Announces the Payroll-Based Journal Staffing Data Collection System for Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted information and a Survey and Certification Letter addressing the timing of submissions, sample data entry screens, and its expectations for how nursing homes will electronically submit their staffing data.

Sex, Dementia & Aging Services

Even if the title of this article makes you squirm, a recent collection of news pieces provides a reminder that it’s time to stop avoiding the topic.