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​The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 2012 Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan offers providers a helpful overview of Medicare enforcement priorities. With respect to …
Authors: Meg Laporte Date: 5/2/2012 Size: 53KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/columns/Pages/OIG’s-Work-Plan-The-Inside-Scoop.aspx

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Does your company or the company’s medical advisor use forms created more than three years ago asking for information about an applicant’s or an employee’s family medical history? …
Authors: Meg Laporte Date: 3/10/2014 Size: 57KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/columns/Pages/Get-To-Know-GINA-.aspx

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laundry might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking … about the quality of care at a long term care facility, it does play an … Policy Expand Policy
Authors: Shevona Johnson Date: 3/15/2012 Size: 51KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/reports/Pages/Laundry-Long-Term-Care.aspx

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The obesity epidemic in the United States may be responsible for the emergence of a new … a successful demonstration of a corporate-wide policy to address resident handling hazards. …
Authors: Meg Laporte Date: 7/5/2012 Size: 55KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/columns/Pages/OSHA-Looks-At-Nursing-Home-Staff-Safety.aspx

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​A profession charged with caring for the frailest members of society is a setting fraught with risk.  Falls, skin breakdowns, elopements, and medication … Policy Expand Policy
Authors: Meg Laporte Date: 7/27/2012 Size: 52KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/columns/Pages/Apology-Laws-Foster-Compassion.aspx

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​Everyone knows that death is inevitable, but for those with terminal illnesses, that knowledge brings urgency to be remembered beyond life, and for those left behind, there’s a deep …
Authors: Meg Laporte Date: 1/18/2013 Size: 53KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/columns/Pages/Improving-End-of-Life-Options-for-Residents.aspx

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The recent events in Watertown, Mass., as the hunt for perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing ensued, the devastation in West, Texas, that impacted a long term care facility after …
Authors: Meg Laporte Date: 4/22/2013 Size: 54KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/columns/Pages/Is-Your-Nursing-Home-Prepared-For-Disaster-Adverse-Events-.aspx

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​The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed protocols for food service in long term care (LTC) communities. These regulations require facilities to provide food …
Authors: Meg Laporte Date: 7/18/2014 Size: 56KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/columns/Pages/Dining-Services-Revamp.aspx

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a​Information is power, particularly when hiring new workers. But, many previous employers are reluctant to offer honest critiques of past employees for fear of being sued.   …
Authors: Meg Laporte Date: 9/13/2011 Size: 57KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/columns/Pages/Background-On-Credit-Checks.aspx

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What shaped Tom Zwicker, a nursing home administrator, wasn’t so much his years of experience, but rather making the decision to care for his parents in his own nursing home. …
Authors: Meg Laporte Date: 4/17/2014 Size: 57KB

http://www.providermagazine.com/columns/Pages/Lessons-Learned-An-Administrators-Journey-Into-Culture-Change.aspx

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