Physician nursing home specialists may improve the quality of care in nursing homes, says Paul R. Katz, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Aging at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease or other kinds of dementia is increasing as the population of older Americans grows, and is expected to escalate as the baby boomer generation ages, according to a report released by the Alzheimer’s Association Tuesday
Since CMS delayed MDS 3.0 implementation until October 2010, readers have asked us what they should expect next. Are all 3.0 preparations being put on hold?
Although CMS will use information collected in the STRIVE time study to adjust the Medicare payment system for nursing homes, CMS officials did not reveal any concrete changes that may be made to nursing home payment.