James M. Berklan

James M. Berklan


James M. Berklan has been the Editor of McKnight's Long-Term Care News and its affiliated publications since 2001. A graduate of Northwestern and John Carroll universities, he resides in the Chicago area with his wife and two children.

Most Recent Articles by James M. Berklan

CMS lowers pay hike for skilled nursing facilities to 1.2%

Medicare skilled nursing facilities would get a net 1.2% pay increase — totaling $430 million — in fiscal 2016 under a final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late Thursday.

Managed care: Fear awaits

The White House Office of Management and Budget review has passed an ambitious new policy that could radically overhaul the Medicaid managed care system.

Providers fume over pay freeze

Long-term care providers quickly fired back after a congressional advisory committee recommended no Medicare pay increase for the coming year.

Court: HCR ManorCare QAPI reports must be turned over

Court: HCR ManorCare QAPI reports must be turned over

A ruling by the West Virginia Supreme Court as to which nursing home internal documents are fair game in lawsuits has providers around the country sitting up and taking notice.

MedPAC calls for loosening of '3-day' qualifying stay, RAC auditing reforms

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is recommending allowing nursing home coverage for beneficiaries who have spent as little as one day in hospital inpatient status, combined with up to two days in observation status.

More Articles by James M. Berklan

Don't miss any McKnight's news