• ACP Wound Prevention And Treatment Guidelines

    March 26, 2015

    Philadelphia, March 3, 2015 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) published two evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in Annals of Internal Medicine for the prevention and treatment of bedsores, also called pressure ulcers. Bedsores commonly occur in people with limited mobility, such as those in hospitals or long-term care settings.

     

    "Up to $11 billion is spent annually in the United States to treat bedsores and a growing industry ...

  • CPR - Is Your Facility Meeting the New Regulations?

    March 04, 2015

    On October 18, 2013 CMS released S&C: 14-01-NH regarding F155 and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in Nursing Homes.  This memo was revised on 1-23-15. 

    The memo (see link below) gives guidance to surveyors on assessing a facilities policy for honoring resident choice and advance directives.  In the past, some facilities have chosen to not train their staff to initiate CPR but ...
  • Changes to the 5 Star Rating

    February 17, 2015

    Last week CMS announced changes to the Five-Star Quality Rating System that take effect on February 20, 2015. The changes will likely impact a number of our member skilled nursing facilities' ratings, resulting in a loss of one or two stars. 

    CMS released a preview of each center's new ratings on Friday, February 13. Information on how you can access ...

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