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Required Emergency Preparedness Basic Surveyor Training Course

CMS’ New Emergency Preparedness Regulation   CMS’ Emergency Preparedness Rule goes into effect November 16, 2017. This will be the first time home health agencies will be required to have an emergency preparedness plan in place. Emergency Preparedness Training: The Centers … Continue reading

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FINAL RULE: Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM)

In the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 SNF Prospective Payment System (PPS) final rule, CMS adopted the SNFRM as the first measure for the Skilled Nursing Facility Value Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Program. The measure is defined as the risk-standardized rate … Continue reading

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NAHC Files Brief in F2F Lawsuit

REPRINT:  Via Home Care and Hospice Executives Group The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) filed its closing brief in the lawsuit challenging the Medicare rule that required physicians to compose a narrative following the patient face-to-face encounter … Continue reading

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Momentum Builds for Scope-of-Practice Reform

As the population ages, a growing number of older adults and their families could benefit from the wide range of services that Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, APRNs, especially the nation’s estimated 154,000 nurse practitioners (NPs), can deliver. These nurses have … Continue reading

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Register for National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes CEU

National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes — Register Now – Seats still available                       Get Personal Care Aide education and certifications at CertifiedCare.org                                            Wednesday, February 26; 2-3:30pm ET To Register: Visit MLN Connects™ Upcoming Calls. Space … Continue reading

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