The improper payment rate for skilled nursing facilities increased to 11.04% in 2015 largely due to insufficient documentation, a new report has shown.
New reports from the Government Accountability Office and AARP are taking aim at increasing prescription drug prices and the potential burdens they pose to consumers and government programs.
A nursing home in Alaska is earning praise from residents and their families for a new partnership that brings a taste of traditional native foods to the facility.
Service coordinators linked to 18% hospitalization reduction... Loneliness triggers cell changes that can cause illness in seniors... 12% of prescription drugs are given for unapproved uses
One in three skilled nursing facilities under Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement initiative testing will be shut out from a waiver of the three-day stay rule due to their star rating, according to a new published report.
New York has passed a new law giving the same anti-violence protections to healthcare workers already given to firefighters, emergency medical technicians and registered nurses.
A Programs of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly organization is being accused of denying enrollment to patients who needed expensive medical services, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Pfizer and Allergen will merge in $160 billion deal... SEC charges senior living exec in $190 million fraud... Kentucky sets LTC background check rules
A New York skilled nursing facility must recognize and bargain with a chapter of the Service Employees International Union after being cited for unfair tactics, a judge ruled last week.
A nursing home staffing company was ordered to pay 150 workers upwards of $730,000 in unpaid overtime wages and interest, a federal judge ruled last week.
A bill that would improve telecommunications and broadband access for skilled nursing facilities in rural areas was approved last week by the Senate Commerce Committee.
Proposed nursing home rule to go into effect September 2016... Florida hospice will pay $3M to settle FCA suit... Court rules temp workers can sue companies for bias... "Social jet lag" increases risk of diabetes
The rate of improper Medicaid payments has almost doubled over the past two fiscal years, according to a financial report from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Long-term care facilities can expect their annual loss rate to increase by 5% over the course of 2016, according to a new report released Thursday by the American Health Care Association and Aon Global Risk Consulting.
The former administrator of a Pennsylvania nursing home is facing theft charges after he allegedly stole more than $10,000 from the facility, authorities say.
Survey finds nurses happy with pay, but eager to change careers ... House advances two Medicaid 'loophole' fixing bills ... CMS hastens rate raise for dual-eligible plans
Alumni at a prestigious Washington, D.C. institution are raising concerns over the school's recent purchase of a nursing facility in an effort to expand their campus.
Minority patients face more challenges in obtaining their desired end-of-life care, often due to finances, new research suggests.
Kansas long-term care organizations say proposed changes to the Medicaid rebasing process aren't ideal, but are needed if it helps resolve issues stemming from the state's switch to privatized managed care.
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