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Proposed hospital payment measures do not consider post-acute care sufficiently, AHCA tells CMS

Proposed hospital payment measures do not consider post-acute care sufficiently, AHCA tells CMS

A potential new Medicare payment measure for hip and knee replacements needs to be revised, or it could limit patients' access to care, according to the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living.

Managed care plans need protection from 'carve-outs' to ensure services across the continuum, group tells senators

State "carve-outs" and lack of transparency in rate-setting threaten the ability of managed care plans to support services across the whole continuum, the Medicaid Health Plans of America stated in a recent letter to leaders of the Senate Finance Committee.

Researchers pinpoint brain's 'weak spot' for Alzheimer's, connection to schizophrenia

A particular part of the brain appears to be a "weak spot" that is vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease, according to recently released findings out of the United Kingdom.

Also in the news for Nov. 26, 2014 . . .

MI delays dual-eligible program ... Guidelines urge 86% of people over 60 to start statins, researchers confirm ... IN legislator resigns in wake of nursing home scandal

McKnight's Daily Update to pause for Thanksgiving

McKnight's will not publish its Daily Update on Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume our regular publishing schedule on Monday, Dec. 1.

Company News

BusinessBriefs for November 2014

» Large nonprofit senior living groups continue to be largely the domain of faith-based operators, according to the latest LeadingAge Ziegler 100 report. Presbyterian-, Methodist- and Lutheran-run organizations were the most common, investigators found.

Prospects not well courted

Many senior living operators could do a better job of attracting potential customers, a study by students at George Mason University has found.

LTC-related deals took the lead in the second quarter

LTC-related deals took the lead in the second quarter

Long-term care bucked healthcare industry trends with strong merger and acquisition activity in the second quarter, according to newly released data from professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

State News

State news for November 2014

State news for November 2014

MISSISSIPPI — Postal inspectors allege nursing home employees here and in California may have unwittingly referred families and residents seeking help with Medicaid and veterans' benefits to an individual who allegedly filed troublesome paperwork and defrauded others of hundreds of thousands of dollars in what they described as a sophisticated Ponzi scheme.

State News for October 2014

State News for October 2014

ILLINOIS — Gov. Pat Quinn (D) has signed a new law making it easier for people to lodge complaints against nursing homes.

State News for September 2014

State News for September 2014

MAINE - The state's nursing homes will get their first Medicaid rate increase in six years after a breathtaking display of mid-summer political brinksmanship. But dark days still loom in a state beset with closures and an over-65 population ratio that's second only to Florida's.