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Holidays and Alzheimer’s: What Changes?

As we reach this time of holidays and family get-togethers, there is a certain degree of energy, noise, and chaos that we all expect. But that pandemonium can be more difficult for some than for others. If you have a family member or friend with Alzheimer’s disease or another variation of dementia, you know that […]

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Teepa Snow and Psych360’s Positive Approach to Care

Teepa Snow created the Positive Approach to Care (PAC) when interacting with People Living with Dementia. She has created new ways to look at levels or stages of brain change within dementia–her “gems”–as well as new approaches to interacting with patients and facility care. Teepa’s Gems Teepa’s Gems represent different stages of brain change or […]

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What You Need to Know About CMS Regulations and Compliance

History of CMS In the late 1900s, a large number of psychiatric hospitals were being shut down through a nationwide process of deinstitutionalization. However, with the hospitals shut down, the residents needed somewhere to go. This began the steady increase of patients and residents in nursing homes. And with this increase came the need for […]

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Proposed Rules Require Electronic Health Data in a Standard Format by 2020

CMS on Monday released proposed rules that require many types of facilities and insurers to provide electronic health data in a standard format by 2020. In two long-anticipated rules, the CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology proposed requiring healthcare providers and insurers to implement open data-sharing technology to ensure […]

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