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Understanding Medicaid Coverage of Long Term Care

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Understanding Medicaid Coverage of Long Term Care

Understanding Medicaid Coverage of Long Term Care

It is important to understand Medicaid coverage for long term care so that one can avail themselves of this program if needed. Medicaid is considered the country’s largest public payer of long-term care. Once a person is determined to be qualified for its coverage, this government-supported program will pay for the nursing home care and other expenditures Medicare does not cover. It certain situations, it may also aid assistance for specific LTC services provided at home.

How to qualify for Medicaid? There are several ways on how you can qualify for Medicaid coverage. Once you receive Supplem...

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What Are The Hospital Regulations With Medical Scrubs?

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What Are The Hospital Regulations With Medical Scrubs?

What Are The Hospital Regulations With Medical Scrubs?

What are the hospital regulations with medical scrubs and why do they exist? When it comes to working within the medical field, it is imperative that all workers abide to the uniform regulations. Uniforms are used as a form of identification, but also as a means to help maintain a clean and sanitary environment. This is especially important to eliminate the spread of disease and infection. Each hospital has their own rules and regulations in terms of uniforms, but in most cases, these rules will be quite similar. These are a few guidelines which remain throughout all hospitals.

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HHS Delays Bundled Payment Model

HHS Delays Bundled Payment Model

HHS Delays Bundled Payment Model

HHS Delays Bundled Payment Model

HHS delays bundled payment model for cardiac and orthopedic patients. The Department of Health and Human Services has set a new start date for January 1, 2018. This is the third time in 2017 that the bundled payment model and changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint replacement Model has been delayed.

The rule was initially published in late December 2016. It introduced three new cardiac focused payment models and one for patients who undergo non-replacement hip fracture surgery. The rule also included other changes in the original rules.

Department officials changed the effective date for some of the provisions from Februa...

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The 10 Golden Rules of Dieting

The 10 Golden Rules of Dieting

The 10 Golden Rules of Dieting

The 10 Golden Rules of Dieting

If you have want to lose a few pounds by dieting, here are the 10 golden rules of dieting to follow for success. Many people end up sabotaging their own weight loss efforts allowing themselves to be caught in a vicious cycle. The good news is that it is possible to break that pattern of failure. Kiss the yo-yo dieting syndrome goodbye by following the 10 Golden Rules of Dieting outlined below.

1. Make a Lifestyle Change
Look at dieting as a positive part of your everyday life. Dieting is actually eating right and this is what you should aim for...

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CMS Final Rules Issued

Final Rules Issued

Final Rules Issued

Final Rules Issued

The final rules have been issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for long term and subacute providers. Providers feel that the new rules are impossible to meet in the time frame provided.

The issue is not that the patient care centered changes are not appropriate or even long over due. The issue for the providers is the timeline and the work force requirements. Under the current timeline for implementation the providers believe that they are being set up for failure. The regulations and the timeline fail to recognize the difficult workforce environment, the lack of specific guidelines and resources to implement them...

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