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VA finalizes rule that expands scope of nurse practice

VA finalizes rule that expands scope of nurse practice

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 13, 2016

The Veteran Affairs Department believes the rule will make it easier for veterans to be seen by medical professionals. The American Medical Association is one of the physician groups that says it "lowers" the standard of care.

Kindred pays $700 million for 36 nursing homes it will sell

By Dave Barkholz  |  November 14, 2016

Kindred Healthcare has agreed to pay Ventas $700 million for 36 nursing homes Ventas owns and leases to Kindred. The deal frees Kindred to sell them so Kindred can eventually exit the nursing home business.

Kindred is exiting the skilled-nursing home business

By Dave Barkholz  |  November 08, 2016

Kindred Healthcare is exiting the skilled-nursing home business to focus on its better-performing home health, rehabilitation and long-term acute-care hospital units, the company announced Monday.

Nursing home arbitration ruling expected Nov. 7

Nursing home arbitration ruling expected Nov. 7

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 05, 2016

A federal rulemaking finalized by the Obama administration earlier this year prohibits nursing facilities from entering binding arbitration agreements before a dispute arises. The provision went much further than the restrictions proposed in the draft rule and is expected to kick in on Nov. 28.

Allina Health nurses ratify new contract

By Associated Press  |  October 14, 2016

A majority of rank-and-file members of the Minnesota Nurses Association ratified the agreement Thursday, just days after Gov. Mark Dayton intervened and called both sides back to the bargaining table.

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