Incentive

Government incentive program encourages nursing home care improvement

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Nursing homes improve critical care areas, such as fall and rehospitalization rates, when they collaborate with the government in a performance-based incentive program, according to new research.

Supreme Court rejects Medicaid expansion provisions in health law

Supreme Court rejects Medicaid expansion provisions in health law

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In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court rejected Medicaid expansion provisions in the new healthcare law. However, the court ruled that an individual mandate to purchase health insurance is constitutional. The vote was 5-4 in favor of the Affordable Care Act.

The family secrets that hold back long-term care

The family secrets that hold back long-term care

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Several years ago I called some industry experts with a simple request. I asked if there was a place where I could find some basic benchmarks about industry spending. Didn't think I was looking for anything that was really off the wall, just run-of-the mill budgeting-type stuff.

Electronic health records: Clearing up confusion about federal implementation deadline

Electronic health records: Clearing up confusion about federal implementation deadline

There is no federal mandate for nursing homes, home health programs or residential living facilities to implement electronic health records (EHR). Hence, the upcoming federal deadline for EHR implementation does not apply to providers of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC).