Elder Abuse and Neglect will not be Tolerated by the Department of Health and Human Services

Angie Szumlinski News

PUBLIC ALERT ON PATIENT ABUSE IN SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES NATIONWIDE (Washington D.C., Monday, August 28, 2017) – The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is issuing an alert ahead of its report on quality of care concerns in skilled nursing facilities nationwide. Due to the importance and urgency of the preliminary findings, OIG is alerting citizens …

UTI Sensors Bring Hope

Angie Szumlinski News

Purdue University – UTI Sensor UTIs, the bane of our existence in post-acute care and assisted living communities, right? When you consider how uncomfortable they can be for residents along with falls, sepsis, rehospitalization and expensive treatments related to UTIs, isn’t it great that Purdue University has researched and developed a simple way to predict when a UTI may be …

Are You Concerned About Rehospitalizations?

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Featured, News

Well, you aren’t alone! Providers all over the country have been focusing on reducing the number of re-hospitalizations! And what a great goal to have, right? The problem we encounter is that we can’t seem to get a handle on the “why” and the “how” to prevent them. As we quickly approach the flu and influenza season (sorry but true) …

Calculating Notice of Intent and Tolling Period of Malpractice Claims

Ashley Darling Featured, News

A few weeks ago the Michigan Supreme Court ruled on an issue of first impression for the court: is the limitations period for a malpractice claim tolled when the Notice of Intent (“NOI”) is filed on the last day of the limitations period? The Court held that the limitations period was tolled and provided plaintiff with an additional day to …

Disasters – It CAN happen to you!

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, News

Long ago and far away nursing centers provided care for frail, elderly patients. There were no IVs, TPN, Cpaps, peritoneal dialysis, active shooters or emergency evacuations. Our biggest threat back then was probably scabies! Those were the days where we “hunkered down”, took what hits us, brushed ourselves off and moved on. Today we are much more enlightened and we …

DHS Announces Funding Opportunity For Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Preparedness Grants

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Release Date: June 2, 2017 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: 202-282-8010 WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly today announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Notices of Funding Opportunity for 10 DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.6 billion. The grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as transportation …

CMS Issues Proposed Revision Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities’ Arbitration Agreements

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FACT SHEET FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2017 Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries   CMS Issues Proposed Revision Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities’ Arbitration Agreements The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued proposed revisions to arbitration agreement requirements for long-term care facilities.  These proposed revisions would help strengthen transparency in the arbitration process, …

HealthCap 2001 to 2016 and Beyond

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HealthCap was formed in 2001 in response to rapidly escalating claim costs which caused liability insurance companies to abandon the senior living industry.  If you are old enough to remember the late 1990’s and early 2000’s and you are still in the industry, congratulations on your persistence.  You certainly recall how one day insurance coverage was ubiquitous and cheap and …