As we close the book on 2023, let's recount the top 10 articles published on the Provider Magazine website throughout the year. 

1.  ​Long Term Care Industry Outlook for 2023​ 

By Paul Bergeron

January 4, 2023

To kick off the new year, Provider Magazine asked several industry leaders what they see as important trends or issues for the long term care industry in 2023.​

2. New Methods for Diagnosing Mild Cognitive Impairment​​

By Joel Landau

March 16, 2023

Frequently dismissed as the sort of memory loss that impacts many people aged 65 and above, MCI leads to Alzheimer’s disease 30 to 50 percent of the time a patient is diagnosed with the disorder.

3. How Facilities Can Prepare for the New MDS Assessment

By Rita Frieder

August 1, 2023

This will be the biggest change to the MDS assessment in over 10 years. The MDS process, when completed accurately, drives reimbursement, compliance, and resident care—every key component of operating a successful facility.

4. Beware of Courtyard Dangers

By Kasie Cousino and Angie Szumlinski​

July 11, 2023
Are you aware of the risks associated with courtyards? Many times, there are few safety measures in place for courtyards.​

5. The Future of Assisted Living​

February 9, 2023

Provider magazine sat down with four leaders in assisted living to discuss the workforce crisis, quality improvement, affordable assisted living, and the future of assisted living.

6. ACHCA Reboots Certification for Nursing Home and Assisted Living Administrators​

By Steve Manning

June 13, 2023

​As the long term care industry underwent tectonic changes in recent years, ACHCA’s membership expressed increasing interest in the program’s renewal. 

7. 4 Ways to Reduce Fall Risk in the Most Vulnerable Hours​

By Anne Stankiewicz

January 11, 2023​

It has become critical for senior care providers to learn why falls are happening among their residents and how to prevent them. 

8. New COVID-19 Vaccine Billing Policies Begin July 1

By Steve Manning

June 20, 2023​

As of July 1, 2023, a provider’s consultant pharmacy will no longer be able to bill Medicare for the administration fees associated with COVID-19 vaccines given to patients receiving Medicare Part A coverage. ​

9. Report: Medicaid Falls Short on Costs of Care in Nursing Homes​

By Abigail Barreto​

February 2, 2023

MACPAC recently issue a brief on Medicaid nursing home payments relative to the costs for care. The brief found Medicaid does not actually offset what it costs to care for residents.​

10. Artificial Intelligence Helps Meet the Changing Needs of the Aging Population​

By Melissa Powell

November 14, 2023

​One of the most pressing issues societies worldwide must confront is adapting to the changing needs of older adults as the global population continues to age.