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NEWS McKnight’s Long-Term Care News Hype surrounds CMS set to move on GOLD AWARD Best News Section, 2010 new superbug By Brett Bakshis Concerns over a new superbug interim RUG-IV plan At Deadline that is widespread in India may be overblown. » Members of the Ameri- The new superbug, NDM-1, can Association of Homes may not be more dangerous than and Services for the Aging fol- the widely known methicillin- lowed their executive board’s resistant Staphylococcus aureus lead and voted to approve (MRSA) bacteria or other antibi- the group’s name change to otic-resistant drugs. LeadingAge. The vote was There have not been new cases 85% for and 15% against. The involving NDM-1 in the United new name will officially take States since an initial health effect early next year. warning in June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention » Joint Commission said. The bug also is susceptible Resources launched its third to older antibiotics. annual “Flu Vaccination Antibiotic overuse in India is Challenge” in mid-August. believed to have contributed to the The initiative will recognize bacteria’s built-up resistance. n CMS Administrator Don Berwick (facing front) will oversee a skilled nursing healthcare facilities that payment system that will be more complicated than first planned. achieve worker vaccination Liza Berger been hoping Congress would pass rates of 75% or more. JCR is At press time, the Centers for a measure restoring the start date of a not-for-profit affiliate of The Medicare & Medicaid Services was RUG-IV to next month. However, Joint Commission. preparing, to implement its interim only the House had passed a bill Resource Utilization Group-Ver- repealing the delay of RUG-IV at » A new report in Health Photo: iStockphoto sion 4 (RUG-IV) system Oct. 1. press time. The Senate had not yet Affairs finds that the Medicare The plan involves starting voted on it. system doesn’t work as well RUG-IV, a case-mix classification The Minimum Data Set-Version for 8 million younger disabled Seniors are using more antibiotics. system, while the agency prepares 3 (MDS 3.0), a resident assessment beneficiaries, who have more a hybrid RUG-III payment system. tool, is still scheduled to begin difficulty with costs and Part D spurring Then in October 2011, the full
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