News Archive

And the winner is....

Congratulations to the winners of LifeSpan's Taste of Senior Living 2019!  See who took home the Silver Spoon, People's Choice, and Best Of awards, photos of the night, and more. 

Guidance on the Maryland Home Health/NP Waiver Available

A provider education article on the home health/nurse practitioner waiver for the Total Cost of Care Model is now available.  Visit the CMS website to review it.  

New CMS Rules Put Residents First

CMS announced two rules – one proposed and one final – that emphasize the agency’s commitment to ensuring safety and quality in nursing homes. Read about them in the Federal Register.

J.D. Power Announces Alliance with LifeSpan

On June 6, 2019, national industry leader J.D. Power announced its alliance with LifeSpan to offer discounted Senior Living Community certifications.  Read the press release here. 

RAI manual for PDPM training released

CMS posted an early release of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17. The much-anticipated draft document spells out many requirements that operators will need to follow when the Patient-Driven Payment Model takes effect October 1. See it here.

Behavioral Health in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Services designed for individuals with behavioral health needs may lack expertise and skills to support individuals as they age. Likewise, services designed for older adults may lack knowledge and expertise in behavioral health. This project was designed to bridge the gap between those systems of care.

Executive Leadership Institute

LifeSpan Network and The Beacon Institute have launched the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI), a series of courses designed to address issues for current and emerging leaders in the senior services fields.  Learn more about how you can benefit from this training.  

PDPM Bootcamp Available

The new Medicare Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) begins October 1, 2019.  The Beacon Institute will hold a 2-part PDPM Bootcamp, offering a full day in-person or  live stream workshop, followed by a 14-part deep-dive live webinar series to address critical information your interdisciplinary team will need to know.  Learn more or register.




DC PACE Program RFP Coming

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is coming to the District of Columbia.  The Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) will hold a pre-solicitation conference to answer questions from interested providers before the release of the Request for Proposals.  Learn how you can participate.

The Role of Hospice and Homecare in Emergency Preparedness

Recent events are changing the notion that hospice and homecare do not have a role in emergency preparedness.  Read on to learn about their evolving role.