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CMS is Asking Skilled Nursing Centers to Rise to the Challenge

CMS is Asking Skilled Nursing Centers to Rise to the Challenge Dr. Andy Kramer October 2, 2017 The New Rule of Participation is not really “new.” Rather, it represents a culmination of society’s growing expectations for eldercare, and the evolving changes in what is...

Facility Assessment: Positioning for the Future

Facility Assessment: Positioning for the Future Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine – August 2017 Long term/post-acute providers may be thinking of the facility assessment as just another paper regulation that detracts from the day-to-day business of providing...

Navigating the New Rule: Changes to Quality of Care Regulations

Navigating the New Rule: Changes to Quality of Care Regulations Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine – June 2017 At the core of changes to the quality of care regulations are two central themes: 1.) the need to care for more severely ill and frail elders, either...

New survey…new regs…we’ve got your back

New survey…new regs…we’ve got your back Dr. Andy Kramer July 27, 2017 These days, I can’t open my email without seeing several communications asking about the regulatory and survey changes happening this year. It’s understandable- last week CMS released updated...

Navigating The New Rule: Infection Prevention and Control Program

Navigating The New Rule: Infection Prevention and Control Program Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine – April 2017 The addition of the word “prevention” into the previous regulation for a nursing center’s infection control program signals an important evolution in...

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