With county nursing homes hemorrhaging money nationwide, a new report out of New York paints a stark picture of the challenges facing its county facilities, and recommends changes to keep them afloat in an increasingly challenging environment.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued blanket waivers that include skilled nursing providers. That means long-term care facilities in New York and New Jersey hit by the storm are authorized to process certified bed increases, and that certain data transmission requirements, such as those for the MDS, will be waived.
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Brook Chambery, the owner of the long-closed Beechwood Restorative Care Center in Rochester, won a $25 million settlement from the state of New York on Wednesday.
Regardless of whether states choose to expand Medicaid, states are facing fiscal crisis related to rising healthcare costs and government pension obligations, a new report finds.
Managed long-term care can provide a solution to many challenges facing providers. Coordinating patients' care, working with family members, and focusing on the right type of treatment can lead to lower costs and better outcomes.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is offering $9 million in grants to expand a program that trains retirees to spot Medicare fraud.
New York State's Palliative Care Information Act, which was passed last summer and implemented in February, is meeting resistance from doctors who treat patients at the end of their life.
Two groups recently unveiled a blueprint for home- and community-based services reform in New York. The report is in response to a call from the Citizens Budget Commission to fundamentally restructure Medicaid spending in the state.
New York Gov. David Paterson (D) is attempting to build a "national, bipartisan movement" among big states to shift the costs of dual eligible beneficiaries to the federal government, according to recent reports.
One Albany-based group is recommending significant cuts to nursing homes and home care as a way to pare down New York's $3.2 billion deficit.
A New York State Supreme Court justice sided with for-profit nursing homes in a recent decision. Justice Matthew Rosenbaum temporarily suspended a law giving the state's Department of Health authority over when a nursing home can access its own funds.
The New York State Health Department halted a regulation requiring all healthcare workers in the state to receive both the H1N1 and seasonal flu inoculations.
The New York Office of the Medicaid Inspector General plans to identify on its Web site those healthcare providers that have billed Medicaid for services provided to deceased beneficiaries.