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By Brian Lindahl, 09/05/2018
In 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule that required a number of healthcare providers to meet new Disaster Preparedness guidelines. This rule, Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers found here, went into effect in...
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By Michelle Mendez, Jae Harold, 08/29/2018
How it all starts…. Following a loss such as water heater leak, one’s first instinct might be to call a contractor or plumber with the intention to get the issue resolved quickly. The contractor is more than willing to get started, but before he or she can begin repairs a document is produced,...
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By Kim Robson, 08/15/2018
Utilization of motorized wheelchairs or scooters is becoming increasingly prevalent in many senior health care facilities. These devices dramatically improve the quality of life for people who might otherwise be dependent on others for mobility; however, with benefits come risk. Such risks include potential...
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By Kevin Rettberg, 08/03/2018
There used to be a time when the topic of personal conveyance revolved around motor truck cargo limits, sub-limits and insurance. That changed with CSA years ago, with the early onset of the hours of service basic, a log book, and most notably, with the introduction of electronic logs. For those in the industry...
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Claims happen worldwide every day. Thankfully, insurance carriers are in the business of paying these claims. The issue arises on more complex claims, where the potential loss is larger and coverage hinges on a condition in the policy. Insurance carriers can be very creative when it comes to drafting language...
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The irrefutable fact is, the number of people who are 65+ years old as a percentage of US population is growing remarkably by day. By most statistics, about 10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65 every single day. It is projected that by year 2035; those who are 65 years and older will account for about 20% of the...
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There is more than one path a property owner may take in determining property insurance limits and these various paths result in different insurance programs, thus different costs. Likely the most common path today would be the respected Industry Property Modeling results, normally calculated by insurers or...
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By Kevin Rettberg, 07/09/2018
In case you have not heard, there has been an effort for a long time to bring young truck (CDL-commercial driver’s license) drivers into the industry. When we use the word ‘young,’ we mean 18-21 year olds. The need for CDL drivers, is absolutely unquestioned. There is a shortage. Several...
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By Brian Lindahl, 07/06/2018
Recent headlines have shown positive support and promoted the benefits of the use of virtual reality in senior care: How Virtual Reality is Brightening Up Dementia Patients Lives, Alzheimer's News Today This Physician is Using VR to Treat Patients of Dementia, The Washington Post Virtual Reality and...
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By Kevin Rettberg, 06/25/2018
The advent of technology to make commercial trucking industry safer has impacts that are far reaching. It was just a matter of time when Hours of Service (HOS) issues and ELD (Electronic Logging Device) usage would rear their connected ugly head. With the ability to track driver movement to within feet with a...
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