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I rinse out my plastic bags I rinse out my used plastic bags. Maybe not all the time, but often ... I do love our Mother Earth, but that wasn't driving my behavior.

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Also in the News for Friday, Sept. 22 More than half of funding cuts in Cassidy-Graham bill would come from Medicaid ... Provider gets IJ citation after resident's overfeeding death ... Critics slam HHS Secretary's travels on private jets

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Lawmakers: CMS has no vision for Innovation... Democratic lawmakers lashed out on Wednesday against news that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is planning to take its Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation in a "new direction."

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Provider sued over alleged harassment,... An Indiana skilled nursing and senior living provider is facing allegations that it subjected black employees to slurs and racial discrimination, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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State suspends license, accuses SNF staff of... Florida officials on Wednesday suspended the license of a nursing home where residents died following Hurricane Irma, claiming staff made late entries to residents' records in an attempt to alter the image of what really happened.

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The power of the pants Like any sensible facility marketing director does, I desperately want opportunities to attract attention. Recently, after considering every available option, I identified what I felt was a sure-fire way to achieve those self-promotional goals — by wearing neon-salmon-colored pants.

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Long-term care mandates top-tier tech As technology services improve in mainstream society, it's critical that long-term care providers ensure their residents aren't left behind.

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When no comment says a lot: A tale for nursing... One should never forget that some of the most brutal fights occur between brothers or sisters.

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Sharing secrets to success in ventilator weaning Post-acute care facilities must excel at weaning patients off ventilators. After all, what hospital wants to transfer a patient to a facility with mediocre weaning success rates, after its staff has worked very hard to help its patient recover throughout a lengthy ICU stay?

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Irma couldn't wipe out provider's plans to... For 400 volunteers at MorseLife Health System in West Palm Beach, FL, nothing — not even Hurricane Irma — could get in the way of sharing the joy of the High Holidays with homebound Jewish seniors.

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So worth it — you better believe it Sometimes you have to invest your time and work for what is worth achieving. Not everything, even in this day and age of instant gratification is going to come easily. And this includes many of the new skills we are going to have to learn to evolve with the changes in healthcare.

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Managing RCS-1 The new Resident Classification System, which may be implemented Oct 1, 2018, is changing the game. I say "may be implemented" because there's reason to believe that it may be delayed a year.

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Arbitration rules get two major victories The use of arbitration agreements in nursing homes may be bouncing back after it was banned in last year's final rule for long-term care providers.

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Ask the Legal Expert about ... wage and... Because this is an ongoing issue for us, could you re-emphasize how we can insulate ourselves from problems if we have diligent workers who might keep working "off the clock?"

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Ask the Nursing Expert about ... dealing with... It's 3 a.m. and the death last week of a resident who failed despite CPR is still keeping me up. The staff members acted appropriately, but they still appear upset. As the director of nursing services, what can I do to help them?

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Ask The Treatment Expert: Rosalyn S. Jordan What are the most effective wound dressings?

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SCOTUS grants provider win in arbitration... The U.S. Supreme Court in May sided with a Kentucky nursing home in a case involving power of attorney and arbitration that could have wider implications for the profession.

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Senators search for Medicaid agreement Senators sought middle ground in May over an Obamacare replacement bill and its ability to expand and fund Medicaid.

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SNF aides rated among the unhealthiest eaters... Nurses and doctors may be the healthiest workers in the U.S. labor force. But no field other than firefighters and law enforcement has worse health and eating habits than healthcare aides, 40% of whom are nursing home caregivers.

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Articles last updated at Sep 22, 2017 20:23:33pm.
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