The owners of two California nursing homes have agreed to pay $3.8 million to the federal government.
The federal government is offering to authorize $1.6 billion to reimburse Florida's hospitals for uncompensated care, but that is still $3 billion short in a budget impasse that is threatening to shut down the government.
A former Kaiser Permanente physician executive has been tapped to lead the 17-member Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the Government Accountability Office announced late last week.
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A Congressional watchdog group this week criticized the Department of Health & Human Services for failing to keep its improper payment rates low in its Medicare fee-for-service and Medicaid programs.
Due to economic hardship, Hebrew Hospital Home is seeking a New York court's permission to sell its 160-bed senior residence facility in Westchester County.
Florida-based Greystone Healthcare Management has forged ahead with its acquisition of Autumn Health Care despite the central Ohio chain's former owner being indicted on charges of Medicaid fraud, forgery and operating a nursing home without a license.
Kindred Healthcare has completed its purchase of Gentiva Health Services in a deal valued at $1.8 billion, including assumed debt.
ILLINOIS — The state's House of Representatives will soon debate a new bill that would allow nursing home residents and their families to place video or audio monitoring devices in facility rooms.
ARKANSAS — A former circuit court judge recently admitted that a campaign contribution induced him to lower a jury award in a negligent death lawsuit brought by a nursing home resident's family.
MASSACHUSETTS — Thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act, the concept of palliative care has become more prominent in the national conversation about the end of life. Now these conversations are mandated for Bay State nursing homes, hospitals and other providers.