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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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CBO: Federal deficit decreasing, but expected to rise with baby boomer retirement

CBO: Federal deficit decreasing, but expected to rise with baby boomer retirement

Medicare reimbursements grew modestly in 2014, according to a government report that focused on the decrease in the federal deficit.

Court: Residents' 'immediate jeopardy' outweighs bankruptcy considerations, so provider license may be revoked after all

Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration can continue to try to revoke a nursing home's operating license, despite the facility declaring bankruptcy, a federal bankruptcy court has ruled.

Indiana weighs tighter ethics law after nursing home construction controversy

The House Ethics Committee in Indiana has voted for a revised ethics code in the wake of allegations that a former state House Speaker lobbied lawmakers to kill a ban on nursing home construction that would have cost his family business millions.

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Nurse, will you hear me?

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6 tips for strengthening emergency plans

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Getting off a health crisis roller coaster

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Practical tips for improving frontline staff morale

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