The CMS is proposing rules aimed at dramatically improving the quality of care Medicaid and Medicare patients receive in nursing homes. If finalized, the proposals outlined would cost the nursing home industry $729 million in the first year the rule is in effect and $638 million in year two. <meta property=
Drain Sediment From Your Water Heater or Expect a Shortened Life Span - A distraught homeowner called a plumber because her water heater wasn't heating, and furthermore, it was leaking. Right away, the plumber asked if the homeowner had been draining some of the water from it every year. The puzzled homeowner said, "No. Why?" It turns out that sediment will collect at the bottom of the tank. This creates hot spots on gas-powered heaters that can damage the tank and cause premature failure. O...