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MedPAC mulls bundled payments, changes to therapy cap exceptions process

MedPAC mulls bundled payments, changes to therapy cap exceptions process

The bundling of payments to post-acute providers and an overhaul of the therapy caps exception process were just two of the Medicare changes that the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) floated last week.

For-profit nursing home chains provide poorer quality of care, study asserts

For-profit nursing home chains provide poorer quality of care, study asserts

Lower levels of nursing staff in large for-profit nursing home chains have resulted in substantially lower quality of care when compared to government-owned or non-profit nursing homes, a new study says.

Virus-destroying face mask to be distributed to nursing homes

A medical face mask that catches and destroys 99.9% of infectious viruses - and kills them within five minutes - has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The masks have been approved for use in nursing homes and other healthcare settings.