Look-Up: How Nursing Home Staffing Fluctuates Nationwide

Kaiser Health News (07/12/2018) – Explore nursing home staffing levels in your state. Full story »

Police: Nursing home workers duct-taped patient to chair

ABC (07/13/2018) – Two Florida nursing home employees are charged with using duct tape to restrain and quiet a patient with dementia. Full story »

Prosecutors request judge drop ‘nanny cam’ criminal charges against nurses

McKnight's (07/13/2018) – Prosecutors have asked for the dismissal a case against a pair of Iowa nurses criminally charged with wanton neglect, dependent adult abuse and tampering with medical records after they were allegedly caught on video neglecting an elderly nursing home resident. Full story »

BREAKING: CMS proposes dramatic changes with aim to “modernize Medicare and restore doctor-patient relationships”

Healthcare Informatics (07/12/2018) – In a proposed rule, Medicare is recommending sweeping changes to MIPS measures, E&M coding, and telemedicine reimbursement Full story »

Improving nursing home care has easy solution—hire advanced nurses

Medical Xpress (07/11/2018) – Nursing homes hoping to provide the best care to their residents need to budget for hiring advance practice registered nurses (APRNs) to work full time. Continued research from a team of nursing experts at the University of Missouri has resulted in significant evidence that APRNs have a positive effect on improving outcomes for nursing home residents. Full story »

CMS Administrator Seema Verma presses for remote monitoring of patients

Healthcare Finance (07/03/2018) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is promoting the idea of paying home health agencies for monitoring patients remotely. Full story »

A record number of folks age 85 and older are working. Here’s what they’re doing.

Washington Post (07/05/2018) – Seventy may be the new 60, and 80 may be the new 70, but 85 is still pretty old to work in America. Yet in some ways, it is the era of the very old worker in America. Full story »

Common cause of dementia may be treatable

Medical News Today (07/09/2018) – A new study — led by the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom — has now uncovered how a disease that affects the brain's small blood vessels contributes to dementia and stroke. Full story »

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