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Providers tentatively welcome Medicare payment goals tied to quality

Providers tentatively welcome Medicare payment goals tied to quality

Long-term care leaders on Monday called a first-ever federal timeline for greater levels of bundled and other alternative payments "aggressive" but "a good thing."

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Lawmakers demand better adherence to Medicaid's eligibility and asset transfer rules

Two federal lawmakers are calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to crack down on states that don't enforce eligibility and asset-transfer regulations.

Court: Nursing home must pay bed tax, even if it receives no benefit

The Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a nursing home must pay a bed tax even if it does not receive a benefit.

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