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CARES Act Introduced: Would Waive Three-Day Stay for Certain SNFs

[11/21/13]

Posted on November 21, 2013 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The Creating Access to Rehabilitation for Every Senior Act of 2013 (“Bill”) was introduced this week by Representative James Renacci (R-OH) to the House.  This Bill proposes to waive the three-day qualifying stay requirement for admission to a skilled nursing facility (“SNF”) under Medicare.   READ MORE

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CMS Initiates Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes

[08/30/12]

Posted on August 30, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Selby, Todd J.

On May 30, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced the Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes (Partnership) in order to transform the current focus of treatments and services provided to nursing home residents suffering from dementia and dementia-related illnesses. More specifically, this initiative promotes two goals: (1) resident-centered... READ MORE

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Collaborative Group Releases LTPAC Health Information Technology Road Map for 2012 -2014

[07/16/12]

Posted on July 16, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

Since 2005, a group of associations, such as LeadingAge, AHCA, AMDA, and many others, has hosted an annual summit to discuss the information technology (IT) issues long term care and post acute care providers face.  The group, known as the Long Term and Post Acute Care (LTPAC)  Collaborative, publishes a Road Map for LTPAC providers to... READ MORE

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LTPAC Collaborative Releases 2012-2014 Health IT Road Map

[07/09/12]

Posted on July 9, 2012 in Health Information Technology

Published by: Hall Render

Since 2005, a group of associations known as the Long Term and Post Acute Care (LTPAC) Health Information Technology Collaborative (the Collaborative) have hosted the annual LTPAC Health IT Summit to discuss and advance health IT issues for long LTPAC providers.  Following the Summit, the Collaborative publishes a Road Map that identifies the progress... READ MORE

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Some Long-Term Care Facilities Exempt from Movie Licensing Fees under Agreement

[07/06/11]

Posted on July 6, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The Motion Picture License Corporation (MPLC) has reached an agreement with long-term care advocacy groups to exempt certain facilities from licensing fees when showing movies for residents. Under the United States Copyright Act, a “public performance” of copyrighted materials, including movies, traditionally requires a separate license.  The MPLC has reached an agreement with the... READ MORE

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