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CMS extends comment deadline for SNF advance notice of proposed rulemaking

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the comment period for its advance notice of proposed rulemaking on potential revisions to the skilled nursing facility payment system.
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CMS posts documents from May 2 SNF, LTCH, IRF quality reporting webinar

As promised, CMS has posted the recording, post-training materials and question and answer (Q&A) documents of the May 2 webinar explaining the Review and Correct process for the SNF, LTCH and IRF Quality Reporting Programs. The materials provide helpful information to providers on where to find the necessary reports within the CASPER system in order to make any necessary corrections prior to the quality reporting deadlines.

LeadingAge offering 5-star webinars

LeadingAge and LeadingAge New York are sponsoring two webinars on recent changes to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) nursing home 5-star...
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SDAHO annual Continuing Care Conference just 3 weeks away

SDAHO's 18th annual Continuing Care Conference is just three weeks away. The conference, scheduled for Wednesday, April 26-Thursday, April 27 at the Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma/Chamberlain, is designed to create the opportunity for networking and education for post-acute care professionals including administrators, directors of nursing, nursing staff, social services, activity coordinators and home health directors and staff.
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OIG issues report on election statements, terminal illness certifications

The Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) has released a report calling on hospices to improve their election statements...
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CDC issues influenza toolkit for long-term care employers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a toolkit to help long-term care employers prepare for the 2016-2017 influenza season. The CDC...
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Applicants sought for AmeriCorps VISTA / Aging in Place

SDSU Extension is recruiting applicants interested in serving as AmeriCorps VISTA members for the Aging in Place Program. The application deadline is June 9.

SDAHO visits Hill during LeadingAge PEAK conference

The LeadingAge PEAK conference was held this week in Washington, D.C., in the midst of high lobbying activity around the House health care bill. SDAHO board members and LeadingAge delegates Erica Peterson and Justin Hinker joined Jen Porter, vice president post-acute care, and 1,000 other attendees.
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Moratorium legislative committee holds third meeting

The third meeting of the Regulation on Nursing and Assisted Living Beds Study was held on Sept. 8 in Pierre. As a part of...
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PBJ: Time for a better sandwich

Note: This is a reprint of a story written by Dr. Cheryl Phillips and published by LeadingAge on Dec. 6, 2016. The Payroll-based Staffing Journal,...