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Medicaid rule could be an obstacle for dementia care in AL, Stateline reports

Medicaid rule could be an obstacle for dementia care in AL, Stateline reports

As states begin to implement a new Medicaid rule for home- and community-based care, there is a danger that assisted living facilities might face difficult requirements that could limit access to care, according to an article published Wednesday by Stateline, a news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Massive snowstorm forces partial evacuation of NY nursing home

Ten New York counties were in a state of emergency Wednesday, and one nursing home near Buffalo had to partially evacuate the building after a deadly winter storm swept through the area.

Legislation would scrutinize long-term care owners

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would have to more scrupulously verify that providers are not owned by people with a history of fraud, if a recently introduced House bill becomes law.

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Nursing Home Compare better than other government 'transparency tools' but has room for improvement, GAO finds

Nursing Home Compare better than other government 'transparency tools' but has room for improvement, GAO finds

Government websites are not especially good tools for helping consumers choose healthcare providers, but Nursing Home Compare is in some ways the best model so far, according to a report released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office.

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.