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Health Care Reform & Employment
March 28, 2012 4:01 PM by Tony DeWitt
It was only a matter of time before the cuts in federal reimbursement translated to cuts in nursing home employment, and now comes news that at least some facilities are laying off staff because of cuts in reimbursement and low census. However, the worst Read More...
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Can Long-Term Care Survive A Balanced Budget?
March 21, 2012 11:36 AM by Tony DeWitt
If you've followed the mess that Washington made of the budget process during the last fiscal year, you know that "entitlement programs" are headed for the chopping block. But, of course, it depends on who you consider "entitled" as whether those cuts Read More...
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The Direct Patient Care Rule
March 7, 2012 1:38 PM by Tony DeWitt
Nursing home advocates in Illinois are pushing a rule that they claim will increase the amount of care and supervision that nursing home residents get. The rule, which requires that every resident receive 46 minutes of direct patient care from a registered Read More...
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    A.L. "Tony" DeWitt, RRT, CRT, JD, FAARC
    Occupation: Attorney
    Setting: Jefferson City, Mo.
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