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Blood Glucose Machine TracingSurvey
February 15, 2016

Blood Glucose Machine Tracing

Recently a focus point for state surveyors is blood glucose machine tracing

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By Andrew Yeung, Pharm.D.

Survey : Narcotic Use TracingSurvey
January 11, 2016

Survey : Narcotic Use Tracing

Surveyors are now focusing on Controlled Medications - looking for accuracy of charting, unnecessary drug, pain management and diversion.

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By Andrew Yeung, Pharm.D.

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care FacilitiesSurvey
September 20, 2015

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities

A summary of the proposed pharmacy changes contained in the federal registrar Volume 80, No. 136

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By Carl Bryant

Amir's Quarterly "FYI" EmailSurvey
September 17, 2015

Amir's Quarterly "FYI" Email

Pharmacy related survey highlights from the community

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By Amir Amini

Proposed Changes to Nursing Home Rules: Biggest Changes in 24 YearsLTC Industry News
July 20, 2015

Proposed Changes to Nursing Home Rules: Biggest Changes in 24 Years

CMS released a preliminary copy of the proposed Reforms for Medicare/Medicaid LTC Requirements. These significantly amend the requirements for long-term care (LTC) facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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By Andrew Yeung, Pharm.D.

Top 10 Deficiencies 2015Survey
July 20, 2015

Top 10 Deficiencies 2015

Top 10 Deficiencies in 2015 by F Tag Cited for North / South San Diego and Statewide

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By Andrew Yeung, Pharm.D.

Antipsychotics and Dementia Focused Surveys 12 Wasy To PrepareSurvey
June 09, 2015

Antipsychotics and Dementia Focused Surveys 12 Wasy To Prepare

The national rollout of the Focused Dementia Care Survey has begun. As expected, the implementation of these standalone surveys began in Texas, but additional states are expected to jump on the bandwagon during the current fiscal year (i.e., prior to Oct. 1, 2015), according to survey-and-certification memo 15-31-NH.

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By Andrew Yeung, Pharm.D.

25% Reduction in Unnecessary Antipsychotic Medication in Nursing Homes is Goal for 2015LTC Industry News
March 03, 2015

25% Reduction in Unnecessary Antipsychotic Medication in Nursing Homes is Goal for 2015

The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care announced that it met its initial goal of reducing the national prevalence of antipsychotic use in long-term care residents by 15.1%.

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By Derek Ishaque