Even as the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission called for cuts to skilled nursing in its semi-annual report to Congress this week, lawmakers appeared ready to shape payment reform themselves.
About 60,000 elderly or disabled Medicaid recipients in Louisiana are being told they should expect to lose their benefits in July, and advocates say more than a quarter of them could be forced out of the long-term care facilities they call home.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) wants to buy a new nursing home and expand the state's existing campus for veterans in Quincy.
Genesis CEO blames lagging payments, population growth for lackluster earnings report, ongoing struggles ... Police: Man tapped into unsecured nursing home WiFi to download child porn ... LeadingAge CAST updates tools to help caregivers select tech that keep seniors engaged
Medicare beneficiaries are spending fewer per-capita days in skilled nursing facilities since 2009, according to a new analysis released Thursday.
Workers at Christian Care Home in Ferguson, MO, have approved a new labor contract that calls for across-the-board raises following a 104-day strike.
In a report issued Thursday, MACPAC urged Congress to make transitioning to managed care easier for states — one method the commission suggested could improve efficiency within the Medicaid system.
County OKs happy hours for nursing home residents — just in time for St. Patrick's Day ... Using multiple pain relief methods beats opioids for hip replacement patients ... Study: Demand for healthcare employees exceeds labor supply by 44%
Day Two of the 2018 McKnight's Online Expo starts at 11:30 a.m. ET with a critical conversation about moving emergency preparation beyond fire drills to cover active shooters and other crises.
Southwest Trinity Management has agreed to a $142,000 settlement to resolve allegations that a skilled nursing facility it owns and manages employed a nurse who was excluded from participating in any federal healthcare program.
A Medicare rule limiting data transmission from a high-tech glucose monitor sets a bad precedent for coverage of future remote patient-monitoring technologies, developers and scientists argue.
Minnesota officials propose $15 million overhaul of senior care oversight ... The relief is palpable: Patients restart therapy after cap lifted ... Advocates work to expand state ombudsman program
Today marks the beginning of the 2018 McKnight's Online Expo, a free opportunity to hear from leading experts on regulatory and payment changes, wound care and other hot topics.
Skilled nursing providers Tuesday got a peek at industry goals intended to advance quality over the next three years.
A moratorium on new nursing home licenses approved by Indiana's legislature in 2015 was upheld by the state's Court of Appeals Tuesday, blocking Mainstreet Property Group from moving forward with nine projects.
NIC co-founder Tony Mullen, heart attack victim, mourned by former colleagues ... Nursing home staff, families complain about major problems with Georgia's online and phone complaint services ... Swedish study: Hip replacements increase lifespan by 10 years ... Treatment combo improves heart function in COPD patients
Now that Florida has passed a law requiring nursing homes to better prepare for long-term power outages, the bill is coming due.
A bipartisan effort to help seniors pay for nursing home care died last week when Washington's state Legislature ended its 2018 session.
A pill combining low doses of three blood pressure-reducing medications significantly increased the number of patients reaching blood pressure targets, compared with usual care.
Funeral services Thursday for top senior living housing and healthcare analyst Tony Mullen, 61 ... Vascular issues, not just weight, may increase incontinence among the obese ... Study: Newer cholesterol drug reduces risk, death among heart attack survivors