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40 states plan to increase nursing home Medicaid rates

40 states plan to increase nursing home Medicaid rates

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Reversing a trend of rate cutting during the Great Recession, most states are increasing Medicaid reimbursements for nursing homes, according to a recently released report. However, states also are accelerating efforts to reduce the number of nursing home residents, the report shows.

OIG: Nursing homes correctly reported 53% of abuse or neglect allegations in 2012

OIG: Nursing homes correctly reported 53% of abuse or neglect allegations in 2012

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Only about half of nursing facilities correctly reported abuse or neglect allegations in 2012, indicating that the government needs to provide more guidance and oversight, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Feds: Tie ACO ratings to SNFs

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Accountable care organizations should be assessed on which patients bounce back to a member hospital within 30 days of being discharged to a skilled nursing facility, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services asserts in a proposed rule.

22% of beneficiaries return to hospital

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A large number of rehabilitation patients seek hospital care shortly after being discharged from a nursing facility, according to recent research.

Local 'religiosity' often tied  to fairer business practices

Local 'religiosity' often tied to fairer business practices

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A number of the nation's largest nursing facility corporations might have better business practices because their headquarters are in communities where religion is important to many people, new study results suggest.

House and Senate ACA-replacement bills propose universal long-term care coverage

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Lawmakers in both houses of Congress have introduced a bill to institute a single-payer healthcare system that would include universal long-term care coverage.

Resident's gruesome death warrants steep fines: court

Resident's gruesome death warrants steep fines: court

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services was justified in fining a Kentucky skilled nursing facility $4,050 a day for three months following a resident's death, a U.S. Appeals Court recently ruled.

A tradition of change

A tradition of change

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With a nod to community history, renovations at the Village at Rockville broadened services and created a more tranquil environment

Department of Labor extends minimum wage to home health workers

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The Department of Labor has announced it will extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home health workers providing direct care, earning cheers from long-time advocates of this policy.

60 seconds with ... FHCA Executive Director Emmett Reed

60 seconds with ... FHCA Executive Director Emmett Reed

Q: The federal government has sued Florida for having too many children in nursing homes. Does the claim have merit?

Ask the payment expert ... about the observation stay loophole

Ask the payment expert ... about the observation stay loophole

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We've had problems with residents being caught in the hospital "observation stay loophole." What can we do to ensure they qualify for coverage at our facility?