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Nursing home trade group expands quality efforts

By Sabriya Rice  |  May 07, 2015

With the nursing home industry under fire for poor quality, the American Health Care Association announced eight new priorities with specific timelines to address facilities' performance on problems such as 30-day readmission rates, antipsychotic drug overuse and high rates of staff turnover.

Video: Why nurses matter more than ever

Video: Why nurses matter more than ever

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 25, 2015

American Nurses Association President Pam Cipriano (one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Women in Healthcare) says nurses are well-positioned to improve healthcare quality and care coordination and take on new roles as more care moves out of hospitals.

Feds claim HCR ManorCare bilked Medicare

By Lisa Schencker  |  April 21, 2015

The U.S. Justice Department has jumped into several lawsuits alleging that HCR ManorCare, one of the largest nursing home chains in the U.S., provided unnecessary services to collect more Medicare pay.

Partners HealthCare to close LTAC hospital in Massachusetts

Partners HealthCare to close LTAC hospital in Massachusetts

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 09, 2015

The Boston-based system will end inpatient operations at Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care North Shore later this year because its leaders concluded it won't be able to survive under new CMS admitting criteria.

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