Barbara L. Miltenberger

Husch Blackwell LLP

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Impact of government shutdown on CMS surveys and certifications

USA - October 10 2013 As the government shutdown drags on, some CMS activities are grinding to a halt. CMS recently released a memo to State Survey Agency Directors…

Advanced locks provide more than security for seniors

USA - July 23 2013 Alzheimer patients wandering off. Jewelry stolen from a resident's room. Arthritic hands unable to maneuver a key in a lock. All of these can be…

New healthcare texting products available through sprint

USA - July 1 2013 Are healthcare providers at your facility texting patient information to each other? This type of communication is becoming more and more common, but…

Possible increased civil money penalties by CMS – no joke!

USA - April 1 2013 Skilled nursing facilities have long been subject to civil money penalties (CMPs). Depending on where the facility is located could mean CMPs of…

Hospital administrators, patients grow wary of hospital rating systems

USA - March 26 2013 With so many rating systems and awards, hospital administrators and patients alike are increasingly frustrated and confused about which hospitals are…