The Department of Health and Human Services may be ordered by a court to step up efforts to curb its Medicare provider appeals backlog.
Changing the current formula used to allocate Medicaid funding to states would improve the way the government provides Medicaid funds during economic downturns, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
A plea deal has been reached for a former nursing home nurse charged with reckless homicide in the 2013 death of a resident.
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A pilot program to improve long-term care access and quality is among the healthcare proposals in President Barack Obama's $4.1 trillion budget plan for 2017.
American Health Care Association member facilities lowered their off-label use of antipsychotics nearly 30% over the past four years, the group announced Tuesday.
A bill approved Tuesday by the Council of the District of Columbia would require all healthcare professionals to receive training on health issues facing the LGBT community.
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A California judge has ordered nursing home physicians to stop making end-of-life decisions and administering psychiatric drugs to residents deemed mentally incompetent.
Nursing home workers who are injured on the job are twice as likely to be fired within six months, according to new research.
Medicare patients who received hospice care in a nursing home setting were less likely to be visited by professional staff in the last two days of life, according to a new study.
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Insurance provider Genworth Financial halted sales of its traditional life insurance and fixed annuity products in order to shift its focus to its struggling long-term care unit, the company announced Thursday.
Fines imposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid on a skilled nursing facility that failed to report alleged abuse and neglect was "reasonable," a federal court ruled last week.
The former administrator of a Pennsylvania nursing home has pleaded not guilty to charges that he allegedly stole more than $10,000 from the facility.
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Although providers are rightfully preoccupied with the requirements of the Improving Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014, they should also be paying attention to widespread changes in data standardization and exchange, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid officials emphasized Thursday.
A skilled labor shortage in the construction industry is forcing some contractors to be increasingly selective in the senior housing projects they take on, driving up construction costs in the process.
Healthcare providers should reach the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services' goal of having 30% of all Medicare payment be value-based by the end of this year, one CMS official shared Tuesday.
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