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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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CMS Announces New Medication Safety Survey and Tool

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun pilot testing a focused survey on medication safety systems to look at nursing home practices for high-risk medications, such as Coumadin. CMS has also released a medication-related adverse event tool developed in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ).

LeadingAge 5-Star Analysis for Nursing Homes

We've added a new tool to our Insights Market Intelligence Suite that will help nursing home members beter understand where to focus efforts to improve resident care and to increase the overall 5-star rating.

Long-Term Care Facility Requirements Updated by CMS Proposed Rule

Undertaking its most comprehensive review and revision since 1991, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule updating the Requirements of Participation for nursing homes.

Mandatory Participation in Bundling with Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Demonstration

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the creation of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement a new demonstration that would make participation in bundled payment for lower extremity joint replacement (LEJR) mandatory in 75 geographic areas across the country.

U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage: Questions Remain

The U.S. Supreme Court recently held in Obergefell vs. Hodges that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states. The discussion has a wide range of implications for aging services providers and we anticipate additional guidance over the coming months from federal and state agencies to help navigate the changing landscape.