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Nominations Now Being Accepted for Handelman Award

The nomination period for the annual Mayer Handelman award is now open through September 15, 2017.  

Home Health QRP 2018 Guidance Manual Available

The 2018 guidance manual for the OASIS-C2 version of the OASIS data set is available - get it here

Medicaid Summer Activity Updates 2017

Medicaid reimbursement rates and MDS validation audits:  Here's the news from Medicaid. 

CMS to Replace RUGS-IV with RCS-1

CMS recently published a proposal to replace the current Skilled Nursing Facility Case-Mix-System (RUG-IV) with a new Resident Classification System, Version 1 (RCS-1). Learn why.

Assessment Skills for Nurses Training Toolkit Now Available

The Nursing Assessment Toolkit  provides resources for training direct care staff on how to effectively assess residents for health status, and what changes to look for in an older adult population.  

Lifespan Lunches with Governor Hogan

LifeSpan's President, Kevin Heffner, LifeSpan Public Policy expert, Danna Kauffman and board member Adam Kane (Erickson Living) lunched with Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday, June 14. The event was a fundraiser, organized by Erickson Living. Lifespan supported the event financially. Photos

MHCC Cybersecurity Readiness Tool

The Maryland Health Care Commission’s (MHCC) has released a Cybersecurity Self-Assessment Readiness Tool  to assist small health care organizations in assessing cybersecurity readiness, which is available on