Best reads of the week, 11-1

Here are our picks for the week. Don’t forget it’s the end of daylight saving time this weekend!

ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS

CMS clearly states the requirements for arbitration agreements in SNFs. We are starting to see the consequences of not following these guidelines. (McKnights)

At the same time, two SNFs in Arkansas are suing to declare the arbitration rule as unlawful. (McKnights)

PDPM and SNF CONSOLIDATION

So far, skilled nursing operators are hanging in there, despite predictions many would leave the marketplace due to PDPM. (Skilled Nursing News)

FLU SEASON

It looks like we’re likely in for a long flu season this year. The more you know about what to expect, the better. This article, written for nurses, is very thorough. (Nurse.Org)

POLITICS AND HEALTH

A recent survey found one in 10 of Americans felt “politics has adversely affected their physical health,” while therapists have noted more patients discussing their political concerns. (US News & World Report)

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