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  1. How to Tour a Nursing Home: Guidance from a Director of Nursing

    If you are looking for a nursing home for a loved one, chances are you may already be aware of ... and amenities on your list. But what would a director of nursing advise when touring a nursing home? Valerie Foresyth, ...

  2. Rural Nursing Homes Discuss Regulation With CMS

    ... forum that focused on the particular challenges rural nursing homes face in caring for residents and serving their ... included Evan Shulman, Deputy Director, Division of Nursing Homes; and representatives from CMS’s MDS, Nursing Home Compare and PBJ teams. Provider participants included ...

  3. LeadingAge Submits Comments on 2016 Home Health Payment and Value Based Purchasing Pilot

    ... Services (CMS) on the following sections of the 2016 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home ... tested. We don’t want measures that are valid in a nursing home setting to be automatically applied to home ... tested. We don’t want measures that are valid in a nursing home setting to be automatically applied to home ...

  4. Nonprofit Nursing Homes Earn Higher 5-Star Ratings

    Nonprofit nursing homes tend to earn higher ratings on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Nursing Home 5-Star Rating System than their for-profit counterparts, ...

  5. New GAO Report Identifies Needed Improvements to Nursing Home Compare and the CMS Nursing Home 5-Star Rating System

    ... the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Nursing Home Compare Website and the 5-Star Nursing Home Rating System. Why GAO Did This Study GAO was ...

  6. Home Health Nurses Drive Healthcare Transformation

    ... are driving new innovations between hospitals and home health organizations.  As a result of their quest to ... says now there is an increased focus on improving the nursing case management model, care coordination, and ... higher expectations and a new level of accountability for nursing-driven patient outcomes,” says Cowin. “There is a ...

  7. New Program Aims to Change Student Perception of Long-Term Care Nursing

    “Overall, people have a very negative stereotype of nursing homes, so coming into school you want to work in a ... where all your skills are used. People only work in nursing homes if they can’t get a job elsewhere.” That ... , Oakwood Village and Oak Park Place. Each nursing home selected a site coordinator and a preceptor nurse to ...

  8. Preserving and Strengthening Critical Access Nursing Homes

    Stretched budgets are a day-to-day reality in nursing homes. The budget gets even tighter if you’re ... Such is one of the challenges facing “critical access nursing homes.” This term, as LeadingAge uses it, usually ... will need to go many miles to find another nursing home, creating hardships for them and their families. If ...

  9. What the 5-Star Rating System Changes Mean for Nursing Homes

    ... approachin the way it will calculate the scores for the Nursing Home Compare , 5-Star Quality nursing home rating system.  All nursing homes received a ...

  10. CMS Announces 6 New Quality Measures Coming Soon to Nursing Home Compare

    ... Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced imminent changes to Nursing Home Compare and the 5 Star Quality Rating System. Next ... begin publicly reporting 6 new quality measures (QMs) to Nursing Home Compare. Four of these measures are short-stay ...

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