More than 30 members of Congress aren't satisfied with proposed regulations for nursing homes and called on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for harsher final rules.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services doubled down on its commitment to alternative payment models this week with the announcement of a new bundled payment program for cardiac care.
The Democratic National Committee will focus on restructuring long-term care programs in 2016 to "emphasize independence rather than institutionalization" for seniors, according to the party's final platform.
Older adults who tend to remember positive information often do worse on memory tests, a new study has found.
State audit pushes for higher minimum staffing requirements ... Kentucky proposes skilled nursing facility for ill prison inmates ... FDA issues warning for some antibiotics, says side effects outweigh benefits
The New York Times has joined those arguing against pre-dispute arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts with a scathing editorial published Monday.
The administrator of a New York nursing home has been hit with a lawsuit claiming he sexually harassed several members of the facility's staff, including two former directors of nursing.
A non-pharmacological, person-centered treatment plan helped eliminate regular antipsychotic medication use in 75% of study participants, while still effectively treating behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, a new study by Australian researchers has found.
CMS proposes mandatory cardiac bundled payment pilot, CCJR expansion ... SNF cited for mishandling resident's sexual abuse claims ... Obama signs opioid abuse act with LTC pharmacy exemptions.
The owner of more than 30 Miami-area nursing homes and assisted living facilities has been charged with leading a national record $1 billion-plus Medicare fraud scheme.
A skilled nursing facility that doesn't have a copy of a signed arbitration agreement can still compel arbitration, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday.
A California nursing home owner was arrested Thursday after an investigation revealed he had stolen thousands of dollars from more than 50 residents to cover the facility's debts.
Workforce development, value-based purchasing lead LTSS trends... Nursing home sued over alleged employee sexual assault ... Three-drug combo found to counter antibiotic resistance
Nursing homes can't be sued by private parties looking to access the facilities' documents, a state high court has ruled.
Almost 30% of patients who receive care at inpatient rehabilitation hospitals experience some sort of harm relating to their care, according to a new government report.
A rule that would strengthen oversight of supplemental payments for Medicaid providers arrived at the White House for review this week.
AHCA/NCAL announces 2016 award winners ... Antibiotics may slow Alzheimer's progression ... MRSA common on hands of nurses with job-related skin diseases
The rise of health-focused mobile applications, websites and wearable technologies has left gaps in regulations meant to protect consumers' data, according to a long-awaited federal report.
A former resident care worker has been fired by Canadian health officials for sharing on Snapchat a photo of a deceased resident at a government-run long-term care home.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' fraud prevention efforts saved the agency $42 billion dollars in fiscal years 2013 and 2014.