LAS VEGAS - The Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services' recent advanced notice of proposed rulemaking could bring a total overhaul of therapy payment rules and be in place as early as October 2018 in a "worse case scenario," an official with the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living shared at the group's annual meeting on Tuesday.
The Department of Health and Human Services efforts' to roll back mandatory bundled payment models aren't likely to lose any steam, despite the fact that Tom Price, M.D., an outspoken opponent of the models, is no longer at the helm of the agency.
Healthcare fraud policies may undergo changes following a recently announced review of prosecution methods by the Department of Justice, according to some observers.
Authorities release 911 calls from Hollywood Hills workers after Irma ... Driver, 81, cited with careless driving in SNF crash that killed 3 ... Frail, high-cost seniors make up 44% of potentially preventable Medicare spending
LAS VEGAS — The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living's 68th Annual Convention & Expo kicked off on Monday with a moment of silence in the wake of a recent tragedy.
A skilled nursing provider won a court victory last week when the Wyoming Supreme Court agreed an arbitration agreement signed by a deceased resident's daughter was binding.
More men and people of color are entering the nursing profession, and more nurses are pursuing additional education than ever before, according to a new analysis.
HHS waives some requirements in response to CA wildfires ... LTC residents could benefit from 'sense-sensitive' living environments ... Antibiotics for dental use may be contributing to C. Diff cases
Greystone Healthcare Management has received the Gold Award in the McKnight's Tech Awards competition in the Transitions category for its management of resident transitions.
Long-term care providers should take their staff turnover rate into account when looking for ways to increase employee flu vaccination rates, according to a new research review. Because there could be frequent newcomers, managers should make sure flu-prevention efforts are continual and not pinned to just one day or week.
A resident missing from a Missouri nursing home was rescued last week from a sinkhole behind the facility, according to local reports.
Waivers may be granted under FL's emergency generator rule for post-acute providers ... DOJ drops out of Medicare Advantage suit against UnitedHealth ... Dance classes score better than traditional exercise at boosting seniors' balance, learning
It's hard to find a trickier problem for long-term care providers than incontinence and toilet training management. Efforts by Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square, PA, to address the problem led the operator to the Gold Award in the Dignity category of the 2017 McKnight's Tech Awards competition.
More than 120 House Representatives have joined in signing a letter that asks the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to "re-evaluate" the requirements of participation for long-term care providers.
More than 100 of the frailest residents of California's largest veterans long-term care facility were evacuated this week amid concerns that rampant wildfires in the area could be detrimental to their health.
Rubio calls on lawmakers to investigate Hollywood Hills deaths ... Report: Drugmaker targeting SNF residents with prescriptions for unnecessary medication ... Nursing care occupancy drops to 86.2% in third quarter
Illuminate HC operators saw a "consistent and direct" correlation between delays in call-light response times and negative — and avoidable — patient experiences. Their efforts to change the model, especially around staffing, led them to win the Gold Award in the McKnight's Technology Awards competition in the Quality category.
A former biller for a Michigan nursing home has been charged with multiple fraud-related charges after authorities say she pocketed residents' cash payments to the facility.
'Friendly' Florida laws may limit awards for families suing after loved ones died in hurricane-related heat
Florida's state laws may make it harder for family members suing The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills for its handling of Hurricane Irma and the 14 resident deaths that ensued to collect legal damage awards.
Researchers call for new fall prevention tech after finding seniors take longer to realize they're falling ... AHA supports canceling bundled payment programs, shifting to voluntary models ... Trump names HHS deputy as acting secretary following Price resignation