• The Hiring Process in Long Term Care

    December 09, 2014

    Statutory/mandatory background investigation requirements vary from state to state. Questions to be asked in your facility, in relation to the statutory requirements include: 

    • "Do we have an established protocol for pre-employment background checks?"
    • "Are we in compliance with the statutory requirements, as well as our internal established protocol?"
    • "Does our internal policy include checking the OIG exclusion list?"

    Non-compliance with ...

  • 2014 World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day

    October 21, 2014

    October 16, 2014

    Washington, DC – According to the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guidelines; “Pressure Ulcers increase hospital costs significantly. In the US, pressure ulcer care is estimated to approach $11 billion (USD) annually, with a cost of between $500 (USD) and $70,000 (USD) per individual pressure ulcer.”1

    The NPUAP defines a pressure ...

  • DEA Changes to Hydrocodone Combination Products (HCPs)

    October 03, 2014

     On August 21st the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published in the Federal Register the Final Rule moving hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from Schedule III to the more-restrictive Schedule II.  As recommended by the Assistant Secretary for Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Effective October 6, 2014, the Final Rule imposes the regulatory ...

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