A New York skilled nursing facility has agreed to pay $28 million and implement reforms to settle a lawsuit alleging fraud, neglect and criminal conduct from the facility's owners and staff.
The quality measures currently in place in skilled nursing facilities and hospice settings are too focused on safety and health to promote effective palliative care, physician Atul Gawande, M.D., MPH, told lawmakers on Thursday.
A popular form of flu vaccine has been deemed ineffective by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Care coordination lacking for seniors with multiple conditions ... Alzheimer's detected through retina scans ... GOP healthcare blueprint calls for vast Medicaid reform, ACA repeal
The largest-ever healthcare fraud takedown has resulted in charges against hundreds of people involved in schemes totaling $900 million, government officials announced Wednesday.
Skilled nursing facilities enjoyed increased occupancy rates in the first quarter of 2016, likely spurred by winter-related causes, according to a new report.
A Kindred Healthcare hospice affiliate won big this week in a False Claims Act case brought by a former employee.
Resident charged with arson, assault in setting SNF fire ... Medicare funds to run out two years earlier than projected, feds say ... One-third of Medicare beneficiaries prescribed opioids
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should consider skilled nursing payment proposals that could benefit the "unique" characteristics hospital-based facilities, the nation's largest hospital association said on Monday.
Three Illinois nursing homes have taken legal action in an attempt slow the expansion of a transitional care-focused competitor in Chicago's western suburbs.
Drugs used to treat diabetes also could alleviate the symptoms and progression of Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds.
ACOs bring modest savings in care for patients with comorbidities, study says ... Provider sentenced to 8 years in prison in $9 million hospice scheme ... CMS releases final rule on Medicare payments for clinical lab tests
McKnight's Long-Term Healthcare News earned a Grand Award and four Awards of Excellence at the 28th annual Awards for Publication Excellence contest.
The program that measures Medicaid improper payments and eligibility could be getting tougher in the future under new a new rule proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Monday.
A fire at a Connecticut rehabilitation facility that sent five residents to the hospital on Saturday was set by another resident who wanted to leave the place, according to police.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is gearing up to enact its recently finalized fire safety updates for long-term care facilities.
Study: Polypharmacy doesn't impact mortality in nursing home residents ... Parkinson's rates on the rise in American men ... Kansas Medicaid backlog four times worse than originally thought
A federal program that provides seniors with advice for the Medicare program is one of 18 groups on the chopping block under a spending bill approved by a Senate committee last week.
A jury ruled in favor of a New Hampshire nursing home on Thursday, finding the facility did not act improperly in the 2011 death of a resident.
The first full year of contracts for accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program led to reductions in spending, but those cuts dropped significantly in the second cohort, a new study shows.