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How Insomnia Symptoms Can Lead To Cardiovascular Disease In Women

How Insomnia Symptoms Can Lead To Cardiovascular Disease In Women

Insomnia is not unusual in women, especially during midlife. But how does that relate to increase cardiovascular risk over time? According to a research article recently published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal, persistent insomnia symptoms and...

CMS Health Equity Confidential Feedback Reports

CMS Health Equity Confidential Feedback Reports

In October 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Stratified Health Equity Confidential Feedback Reports for post-acute care providers, including skilled nursing facilities, to identify individuals in their patient populations who are at...

Making Naloxone Rescue Part of Basic Life Support Training

Making Naloxone Rescue Part of Basic Life Support Training

As opioid overdose deaths in the United States continue to climb, we should all have the knowledge of and be prepared to administer naloxone in the event of an overdose. The risk of being unprepared can result in loss of life. The administration of naloxone is an...

Emergency Preparedness – Is Your Nursing Home Prepared?

Emergency Preparedness – Is Your Nursing Home Prepared?

In November 2016, CMS issued an Emergency Preparedness Rule for all Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers. The purpose of this rule was to ensure providers and suppliers had the planning, the resources, and the community backing they needed to...

Buprenorphine Prescribing Update: Waiver Elimination (MAT Act)

Buprenorphine Prescribing Update: Waiver Elimination (MAT Act)

Announced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, clinicians no longer need a federal waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for treatment of opioid use disorder. However, clinicians are still required to register with the federal Drug Enforcement...

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