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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

Join us September 13th to sample the best in senior living cuisine as chefs compete for the coveted Silver Spoon award.  Learn more and register here

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.   

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.  

 

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

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.

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.

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

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

DLLR has posted the following guidance on their website for implementation of the new Paid Sick Leave law, effective February 11, 2018:

http://www.dllr.state.md.us/paidleave/

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