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Pinnacle Awards ceremony to honor long-term care’s ‘best of the best’

A star-studded public awards banquet will honor the 2023 McKnight’s Pinnacle Awards winners March 7 at the historic Ivy Room in Chicago.

Federal efforts to rein in Medicare Advantage spending and recoup payments awarded for improper diagnoses will likely lead to even more financial pressure on nursing homes that serve plan beneficiaries, according to experts who monitor managed care.

An operator behind Atrium Health and Senior Living and a former top executive were indicted Wednesday on an extensive list of healthcare fraud, tax fraud and money laundering offenses, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Budget season has kicked off in state legislatures, and nursing home providers and advocates are at the front of the line desperately asking for increases in Medicaid rates. 

The recent deaths of two nursing home residents who died after attacks by fellow residents in separate incidents has amplified providers’ focus on operating as safely as possible with often unpredictable patients struggling with dementia or cognition issues.

CMS leaders propose core quality measures across settings in Universal Foundation approach … Feds grant San Francisco’s huge Laguna Honda another reprieve on patient transfers  … More than 500 PA nursing home workers agree to 3-year contract with major wage hike … Iowa administrator pleads not guilty in $13K embezzlement case … Nursing home study finds risk factors for Candida auris colonization

Targeted screening for Candida auris at admission to ventilator-assisted units in nursing homes helps to identify colonized residents, physician researchers report.

The agency has approved Jesduvroq tablets (daprodustat), the first oral treatment for kidney disease-related anemia in adults who have received dialysis for four months or more.

After hospitalization with sepsis, it may be advisable to implement closely supervised cardiovascular prevention therapies, investigators say.

Senior living ‘SuperAgers’ among recruits for study on ‘exceptional longevity’ … Study tracks effects of medication errors on healthcare professionals … CDC investigating deadly outbreak of multidrug-resistant bug tied to eye drops … Mexican Americans receive less intensive stroke rehab, study finds … Time for a coffee break? Signs of kidney issues tied to heavy consumption

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