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CMS proposes many positive changes to SNF Phase III requirements

Rarely do I get to write about reduced regulations, but this is an exception! On Tuesday July 16, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published 185 pages of proposed revisions to the skilled nursing facility/nursing facility (SNF

Are you prepared for hot weather?

Many parts of the state have recently experienced a round of hot, humid weather. Providers should assume we will experience additional hot days this summer. Each year in the United States, approximately 200 people die of health problems caused by hig

Congratulations to Minnesota's Silver Quality Award recipients!

On June 27,2019, the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) announced the recipients of the 2019 Silver–Achievement to Quality Award. This year 183 long-term and post-acute providers in 42 states and the Dist

New TB requirements—ACTION NEEDED

Three important changes regarding tuberculosis (TB) requirements for licensed nursing facilities, licensed boarding care homes, and licensed home care providers happened simultaneously last week, and they all are effective immediately and require act

Livanta replaces KEPRO—Check your documents

Livanta will be the new BFCC-QIO for Minnesota, replacing KEPRO. This change became effective June 8, 2019. It is important the providers review their forms and materials to verify that any references to KEPRO have been replaced with contact informat

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