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Former CMS administrator scolds long-term care providers  — but he has it all wrong!

Former CMS administrator scolds long-term care providers — but he has it all wrong!

Former CMS chief Tom Scully is off-base in his chastisement of the long-term care industry.

Wearing the bull's eye not much fun

Wearing the bull's eye not much fun

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If you are a skilled care operator, it might seem as if a big target has been placed squarely on your back.

Obama's budget proposal would reduce Medicare payments

Obama's budget proposal would reduce Medicare payments

President Obama's 2013 budget proposal calls for spending cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, including a reduction in Medicare payments to nursing homes.

Physician pay cut uncertainty could crash Medicare computer system, official warns

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has warned that its computer systems could crash due to a backlog of claims unless Congress acts to prevent a scheduled 27.4% physician pay cut.

President's budget due next week, already causing shivers through providers

President Obama is expected to release his budget proposal for fiscal 2012 on Monday, and it's not a document long-term care providers are happily anticipating. Lobbying intensified over the last several weeks, as advocates for many industries and groups—long-term care certainly among them-pushed statistics favorable to their cause. Some fear a call for significant Medicare and Medicaid cuts in the president's proposal. That would, no doubt, kick off a round of even more intense lobbying.