Al Franken

Senators, consumer groups make final push to ditch nursing home arbitration clauses

Senators, consumer groups make final push to ditch nursing home arbitration clauses

By

Long-term care consumer advocates and lawmakers heightened complaints Monday about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' plan to allow binding arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts, as the open comment period on the proposal came to a close.

Franken reintroduces bill to facilitate rides from nursing homes to medical appointments

By

More Medicaid dollars would flow to volunteers who drive nursing home residents to medical appointments under a bill recently reintroduced by Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). Seniors living in rural parts of Minnesota currently are scrambling to find rides, due to a dispute between transportation companies and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.