CLNC® Alert: New Changes to the Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Rating System

CLNC® Alert: New Changes to the Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Rating System

Staying up to date with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the ever evolving changes that affect the long term care industry is essential for the Certified Legal Nurse Consultant working on long term care cases. On April 27, 2016 the CMS added six new quality measures to the federal website, Nursing Home Compare.

Job Satisfaction Outlook for Newly Licensed Registered Nurses

Do you remember your first job as an RN and how exciting everything was? Starting an IV – exciting! Saving a patient’s life – exciting! That excitement might not have lasted for 20 or 40 years, but you can still recall it, can’t you? A study published in the Journal of Nursing Economics (JNE) suggests the excitement for newly licensed registered nurses (NLRNs) about their RN job is at an all-time low.

Potential New Area of Litigation for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants

The next time you go to the grocery store, drugstore or warehouse club take a look at the healthcare services being offered. You may or may not be surprised to see that there’s a doctor or a nurse practitioner present and that your favorite drugstore or grocery store is now in the healthcare business.

RN Jobs Outlook for 2015: Gloomy with a High Chance of Stress

Moody’s Investors Service issued a negative 2015 outlook for not-for-profit (NFP) healthcare organizations. Moody’s predicts that hospital revenue will remain weak and operating expenses will increase. In 2014 Modern Healthcare reported that revenues were up for NFP facilities, but that those gains were offset by operating costs associated with the increased number of sicker patients. In essence, hospitals are handling more with less.

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