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By Kim Robson, 02/23/2018
A Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report released in January found that a review of half of the 48 states providing Medicaid assisted living services were unable to provide information related to critical resident incidents. This has resulted in a recommendation that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...
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By Clete Richardson, 02/16/2018
Misplacing a cell phone is an easy thing to do but did you know that a smartphone can contain enough computing power to store the equivalent of 5,000 five-drawer filing cabinets worth of data? If a cell phone containing PHI (protected health information) is lost, it needs to be treated as a data breach. Even the...
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By Peggy Morrison, 12/26/2017
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) is calling for the closure of an Illinois Veterans Home where 13 residents have died of Legionnaire’s disease since 2015. Durban states the Quincy facility should be closed until its 100-year-old plumbing system can be fixed or the state builds a new home, and that Governor Bruce...
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By Peggy Morrison, 12/11/2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced late in November that long-term care providers will be given 18 months to adapt to some of the new requirements for participation without facing penalties. When the interpretive guidance for Phase 2 of the new rules were released over the summer,...
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By Kim Robson, 11/30/2017
A recent report released forecasts the loss rate for long-term care facilities will continue to increase by 6% in 2018 with claim frequency and severity driving the increase at an expected 2% and 4% growth rate respectively.
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