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CMS developing direct-pay model to test on seniors, others

CMS developing direct-pay model to test on seniors, others

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced it is exploring a direct-provider contracting model. It is the first payment reform initiative to result from the agency innovation center's broad request for ideas on improving patient-centered care.

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It is impossible for direct care staff to provide the same level of service that they did prior to this change in acuity and length of stay.

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Eight months post-hurricane, 20 uprooted residents — and 5 staff members — finally celebrate return to rebuilt nursing home

Eight months post-hurricane, 20 uprooted residents — and 5 staff members — finally celebrate return to rebuilt nursing home

As Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Gulf Coast last August, 90 long-term care residents from Rockport, TX, boarded charter buses and ambulances to make a trek to safety in the city of Bee Cave.

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