The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease or other kinds of dementia is increasing as the population of older Americans grows, and is expected to escalate as the baby boomer generation ages, according to a report released by the Alzheimer’s Association Tuesday
The next SNF ODF will be held Thursday, May 24.
Illnesses are common in healthcare settings. Long-term care facilities are no different. The following list offers details about parasitic agents that are often found in facilities.
A new proposed rule issued by CMS would require most Medicare providers and suppliers to give Medicare beneficiaries written notice about their right to contact a Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) with concerns about quality of care they receive.
Q: If a patient is discharged to a behavior management unit that is hospital-based, is this considered acute care and can she be brought back in on Medicare Part A? A: Yes, if the unit is under hospital licensure.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule that would update the payment rates used under the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for 2014. CMS estimates that aggregate payments to SNFs will increase by $500 million, or 1.4 percent, from payments in 2013. This is based […]
Source: Home Health Line The hospice quality reporting update for the third quarter of 2018 is now available for download. The document includes frequently asked questions submitted to the Hospice Quality Help Desk. It also includes general updates from the third quarter of 2018 and highlights upcoming events.
In communicating with residents, it is important to be mindful of the methods of expression, while combating possible hindrances and even personality differences.
Doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston are using singing therapy to treat stroke patients who struggle with spontaneous speech.
CMS published Appendix F of the RAI User’s Manual on December 17. Appendix F contains the MDS 3.0 Item Matrix.