Non-profit association pitches "visionary" community-based approach
Agency offers blanket waiver in Southern California
Last week's vote could threaten provider and senior access to critical telemedicine tools
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State of Kansas officials are suing a nursing home that's been closed for almost a year, alleging the owner did not remove personal information of former residents or employees from the subsequently pillaged premises.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) is calling for the closure of an Illinois Veterans Home, where 13 residents have died of Legionnaire's disease since 2015.
Occupancy at the nation's skilled nursing facilities dropped to a five-year low of 81.6% during the third quarter of 2017, according to a new report.
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Investigators from the University of Connecticut report that at least 6% of nursing homes inflate their self-reported measures — "most often the larger and for-profit facilities that stand to gain most financially by improving their scores."
A subsidiary of a pharmacy chain near Pittsburgh pleaded guilty Tuesday in a conspiracy scheme described by prosecutors as an attempt to recycle unused medications.
The president and CEO of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition warned the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee on Wednesday that pharmacy benefits managers are bad for business, for both consumers and the federal government.
Study suggests doctors use more than outcome scores to decide where stroke patients go next... Elderly patients who feel "pride" less likely to fall ... FDA launches site to help healthcare providers manage antibiotic use and superbugs
Officials acknowledged Tuesday that they had recruited only 172 providers, including 67 skilled nursing facilities — fewer than they had desired — for beta testing of data elements for the IMPACT Act.
Some Senate Republicans are skeptical about cutting spending on social programs — Medicare included — in the months leading up to the 2018 elections.
An Illinois nurse who claimed she was fired from her nursing home job after reporting alleged abuse has been awarded $5.2 million by a Livingston County jury.
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Five years after financial penalties went into place for hospitals with high readmission rates, experts are questioning whether falling return rates mean patients actually are faring better.
Skilled nursing operators Ascension and St. Joseph exploring merger to become biggest hospital owner
Two major hospital operators with a significant stake in long-term care could combine to create the largest U.S. hospital owner.
A Pennsylvania jury has found a nursing home at fault for the death of an 85-year-old resident who fell from a wheelchair and broke his neck. The jury decided the provider should pay the deceased's family $250,000.
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