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Managed care: Panacea, death knell or something in between?

Managed care: Panacea, death knell or something in between?

In a nutshell, troubled long-term care operators seem to be encountering this scenario with managed care companies: initial romance, followed by heightened accountability and reduced payments.

New provider payment system needed, nursing home alliance says

New provider payment system needed, nursing home alliance says

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As federal debt negotiations continued Wednesday, an industry group unveiled its three-part plan for reform in post-acute care.

Cumulative cuts spell bad news for SNFs, report finds

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Nursing homes are planning to layoff direct caregivers, reduce employee benefits and cancel facility expansion plans as a result of cumulative Medicare and Medicaid cuts, a new survey finds.

To get it right, providers need to get off track

To get it right, providers need to get off track

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It's interesting how some of the best old sayings come back in modern forms time and time again. That's what struck me after reading a news item we posted at mcknights.com Monday: "Established nursing home business practices will soon change, expert warns."

Established nursing home business practices will soon change, expert warns

Established nursing home business practices will soon change, expert warns

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Market and policy changes will force skilled care operators to dramatically change their business practices, an industry analyst said Monday. Successful operators will need to demonstrate quality care, risk management expertise and an ability to find complementary partners, according to Dan Mendelson, Avalere Health's CEO.

Medicare reimbursement cuts will force loss of 40,000 nursing home-related jobs, survey respondents say

Medicare reimbursement cuts will force loss of 40,000 nursing home-related jobs, survey respondents say

The Medicare PPS skilled nursing facility final rule that was enacted Oct. 1 could result in 20,000 nursing home layoffs nationwide and another 20,000 jobs lost to abandoned expansion activity, according to results of a new national survey.

LTC groups react to final ACO rule

LTC groups react to final ACO rule

Federal regulators have boosted incentives for becoming part of an accountable care organization, drawing a more positive response from long-term care providers.

Study: Nursing homes to lose $79 billion in funding

Study: Nursing homes to lose $79 billion in funding

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' 11.1% reimbursement rate cut to skilled-nursing facilities will reduce Medicare payments to the entire sector by $79 billion over 10 years, according to a new report. The regulation, which is scheduled to go into effect Oct. 1, also will reduce national economic activity by $6.75 billion in FY 2012, according to a report released Monday by research firm Avalere Health.

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