News Archive

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. 

2018 Movie Licensing Requirement

Have you ever considered how copyright law applies when movies are shown within your community? Probably not, but you should.  Read more to find out how you may be at risk.  


MD Department of Health Appointments Announced

Secretary Robert Neall has announced the appointment of Dr. Howard Haft as the new executive director for the Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) and Fran Phillips as the new deputy secretary for Public Health Services.  For more information, click here

Governor Larry Hogan, Federal Government Sign Maryland Model All-Payer Contract

The new five-year contract for an innovative healthcare provider payment system is expected to save $1 billion, lower costs, and improve quality for consumers.  Learn more about this unique and innovative model here.   

CMS Launches Data Element Library

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the agency’s first Data Element Library (DEL), a free database that supports the exchange of electronic health information. Learn more about this resource from CMS.  


Function Focused Care Training for ALs

Opportunity available for training for Assisted Living communities in the area of function focused care.  Get more information here.

Maryland 3% Rate Increase Approved

LifeSpan Network applauds Gov. Hogan for his approval of a 3% rate increase for long-term services and supports (LTSS) providers as part of the state’s fiscal year 2019 budget. Read about it here.

Training on Discharge Planning for SNFs

Guidance in creating discharge plans?  Yes, please!  Register now to reserve your seat at one of two Improving Nursing Home Discharge Planning trainings being offered this summer.

Opioid Use Among Older Adults

There is an increased risk of falls or death among older adults using opioids, reports this article

Medical Cannabis

What you need to know about medical marijuana in Maryland nursing homes.