A rule released earlier this year by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services targeting overpayments may lead to an increase in cases involving the regulation, according to law experts.
Many Medicare Advantage plans overcharged the federal government for treating older beneficiaries, according to a new report from the Center for Public Integrity.
A bill to inform California Medicare beneficiaries of their hospital observation stay status is awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown (D)'s signature.
Long-term care for LGBT seniors needs 'significant' progress ... EEOC releases final guidance on retaliation cases ... Heart failure in elderly patients to triple by 2060
Coverage disputes between Medicare Advantage plans and healthcare providers must follow a federal appeals process even if their contract calls for arbitration, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.
Facebook, Skype and instant messaging are among technology applications that may lessen depression among seniors, a new study has found.
Older adults who don't exercise often — or don't exercise at all — have a 50% higher risk of developing dementia as they age, according to a new study in the Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences.
Team-based primary care 'significantly' improves quality study finds ... NIH to dig into social factors of healthcare ... Diabetes-linked vision loss on the rise
Nursing homes that fail to submit electronic staffing data by the first required deadline may face sanctions and could see their Five-Star rating suffer as a result, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials said Thursday.
More than 100 Medicare Accountable Care Organizations qualified for shared savings payments in 2015 by meeting quality performance standards and hitting their savings threshold, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The total savings for the federal government through the program is up to $1.29 billion.
The former Medicaid coordinator of a Florida skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly stole more than $13,000 from three residents.
Staff from Virginia SNFs pitch in to help facility damaged in Louisiana floods ... Nurse protocols shown to "dramatically" reduce ER stays ... Blood test may help predict stroke risk
Older Medicare beneficiaries who have more continuity of care and consistently visit the same outpatient physician are less likely to visit an emergency room than those who receive care from several different physicians, according to a recent study.
The push for interoperability in health information technology continued this week with the release of draft standards for the industry by federal health IT officials.
The Little Sisters of the Poor will be leaving the St. Louis nursing home they've operated for 147 years amid a shortage of nuns to staff the facility, the group announced Wednesday.
Medicaid, Medicare to make up 40% of all federal spending by 2026 ... Concerns grow as for-profit companies enter PACE program ... Older adults typically happier, despite physical ailments
A Tennessee skilled nursing facility plans to fight back against a jury's $30 million verdict in a lawsuit alleging negligence and medical malpractice that led to a resident's death.
A 12-month grace period meant to ease providers' transition to Medicare ICD-10 will officially come to a close on Oct. 1, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Officials said last week.
Most patients with sepsis have recently been treated in a healthcare facility, and many clinicians are missing the signs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
University gets $1 million grant to boost nursing home quality ... Geriatric-focused ERs may help reduce hospitalizations, readmissions ... CNA who hit, shoved resident could face 4 years in prison