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In this section, we cover such issues as pharmaceuticals in long-term care facilities, the red flags rule relating to identify theft and other assorted court cases and legal issues that involve aging services.

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Long-Term Care and the Law Conference: Special Rate for LeadingAge Members

LeadingAge provider members are entitled to a discounted registration rate for the American Health Lawyers Association Long Term Care and the Law program, February 23-25, 2015, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel in New Orleans, LA.

Civil Money Penalty Tool and Guidance Posted by CMS

Guidance on the use of the Civil Money Penalties (CMP) Analytic Tool was released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Dec. 19, 2014. The guidance details requirements and instructions for CMS Regional Offices when imposing civil money penalties on nursing homes as an enforcement action.

MDS Section I: Diagnoses Coding Tips: Quadriplegia

Miss the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) training video on coding Section I of MDS? We've got the transcript of the training, which addresses common questions surrounding proper coding of Quadriplegia, CVA and Hemiplegia/Hemiparesis.

Recognition of Same-Sex Spouses: CMS Issues Proposed Rule and Guidance

On Dec. 12, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a proposed rule that would add recognition of same-sex marriages to conditions of participation for providers, including nursing homes and hospice, and to conditions for coverage for suppliers. The agency also issued guidance for long-term care surveyors to follow until the rule is finalized. Comments on the proposed rule are due by Feb. 10, 2015.

CMS Clarifies Off-Label Use of Waived Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems in Healthcare Facilities

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a memorandum clarifying off-label use of Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems (BGMS) in nursing homes and other healthcare facilities.